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French Film Festival UK 2013: Tonnerre

by Michael Ewins 11 November 2013

Struggling musician Maxime (Vincent Macaigne) returns to a cold winter in his hometown of Tonnerre in writer/director Guillaume Brac’s evocative and engaging debut, whose grainy visual texture, off-the-cuff naturalism and unpredictable plotting make it feel like a lost Maurice Pialat classic.

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In Review: Potiche (2010) on DVD

by Ben Harris 26 September 2011

By Ben Harris The only knowledge I had of Potiche (Trophy Wife) is that it was recently the annoying Orange mobile advert shown before a film in the cinema. The advert seemed to have made a mockery of the French film. However, I have to admit I found Potiche thoroughly enjoyable with its witty script and […]

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