french cinema

French Film Festival UK 2013: Tenderness

by Maryann O'Connor 8 November 2013

A mother (Marilyne Canto) wakes up to the disturbing news that her ski-instructor son (Adrien Jolivet) had an accident in the snowy Alps, an accident that she had clearly been worrying about for some time. The accident and a combined unwillingness to help from the various insurance companies means that she and her ex-husband (Olivier […]

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In Review: Plein Soleil (1960) Special Edition on DVD

by Maryann O'Connor 12 September 2013

It’s a regular boy-meets-ill-adjusted-member-of-society situation. Poor man (Alain Delon) befriends layabout heir (Maurice Ronet) in luxurious Italian boat holiday setting on the pretence of getting him back home to his disapproving dad

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In Review: Les Cousins on Blu-ray

by Mark Searby 19 April 2013

Charles (Gerard Blain) journeys to Paris from the French countryside to crash with his cousin, Paul (Jean-Claude Brialy), as they are both set to take an upcoming law exam. However, it soon becomes clear that only one of the cousins is committed to his work and the other would rather drag around with other bone-idle […]

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