André Téchiné perfectly captures the confusion of teenage attraction and repulsion in this French coming-of-age film.
Attraction and repulsion are often close cousins, especially during that confusing teenage time when hormones rage and sexual longing is mixed with self-loathing. André Téchiné’s Being Seventeen captures the contradictions of this age perfectly,...
Beaumarchais was evidently an extraordinary man. Not only did he write the Barber of Seville and its sequel the Marriage of Figaro, he was also a magistrate, secret agent for Louis XV against England, arms dealer, supporter of the American...
French noir satire kills with comedy.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL In classic film noir immersions, such as Nicholas Ray’s On Dangerous Ground, the investigating police officer sent to solve a crime reveals flaws that match or mirror those of the perpetrator they obsessively...