Happy Birthday Agnès Varda

‘Benedetta’ Trailer: Paul Verhoeven’s Lesbian Nun Film Will Make You Blush

Benedetta is just the latest in a series of lesbian period dramas over the past couple years. Francis Lee’s Ammonite (Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan), Célina Scamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant), Vita & Virginia (Elizabeth Debicki and Gemma Arterton), and Saint Maud (Jenninfer Ehle and Morfydd Clark). Like ElleBenedetta will premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, as well as hit French theaters on July 9. (A U.S. release date hasn’t been announced just yet.)

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Source: ‘Benedetta’ Trailer: Paul Verhoeven’s Lesbian Nun Film Will Make You Blush

Film Preview: “Spring Blossom” de Suzanne Lindon

Directed by Suzanne Lindon. with Suzanne Lindon, Arnaud Valois, Florence Viala, Frédéric Pierrot, Arturo Giusi-Périer…

Suzanne is 16. She is bored with people of her age. Every day on her way to high school, she passes a theater. There, she meets an older man, and becomes obsessed with him. Despite their age difference, they find in each other an answer to their ennui and fall in love. But Suzanne is afraid she’s missing out on life – that life of a 16-year-old, which she had struggled so much to enjoy in the same way as her peers.

Source: Spring Blossom de Suzanne Lindon (2020) – UniFrance

“Annette” with Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver presented in opening of Cannes

Signed Leos Carax, “Annette” will open the Cannes Film Festival on July 6, the organizers announced on Monday. A musical with Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver which will be released simultaneously at the cinema.

With this feature film in English which will be presented in world preview and in competition, the French director will be making his comeback on the Croisette nine years after “Holy Motors”.

Based on an original idea by the American duo Sparks, a figure in alternative music since the 1970s, and who also signed the soundtrack, “Annette” takes an interest in the glamorous couple formed by Henry, a stand-up comedian, and Ann , a world-famous singer, who will see her daily life turned upside down by the birth of their daughter Annette, with an exceptional destiny.

“Visionary and enigmatic, Leos Carax has created some of the most beautiful scenes in French cinema of the past thirty-five years, through a filmography that has never ceased to show his mastery of directing. A poetic genius with an overflowing imagination, “the enfant terrible of French cinema” is used to overturning codes and genres to invent a world populated by visions and ghosts, “said the Cannes Film Festival in a press release.


Its president also added that “Annette is a gift hoped for by lovers of cinema, music and culture, those who have missed us so much for a year”.

The Official Selection of the 74 th edition, which will be chaired by American director Spike Lee will be announced on 27 May.

Source: Cannes Film Festival 2021: the film “Annette” with Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver presented in opening | CNEWS

Comme une Française: How to Slow Down Fast-Spoken French

In today’s lesson, we’re going to take a detailed look at the movie trailer for the 2007 film “La Môme” (also called “La Vie en Rose”) — a biopic of the famous French singer Edith Piaf. Exploring French pop culture is a fantastic and fun way to improve your understanding of real, everyday spoken French. Together, we’ll explore the nuances of spoken French in this trailer and pinpoint a few sentences that YOU can use to join French conversations with more confidence.

Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France.


Film Review: My Donkey, My Lover & I

Antoinette, a school teacher, is looking forward to her long planned summer holidays with her secret lover Vladimir, one of her pupils’ father. When she learns that Vladimir cannot come because his wife organized a surprise trekking in the Cévennes National Park with their daughter and a donkey to carry their load, Antoinette decides to follow their track, by herself, with her own stubborn donkey.

A very beautiful film, both funny and touching, which makes you want to return to France and go hiking in the Cévennes and carrying in its suitcase “Travel with a donkey in the Cévennes” by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Antoinette, a Parisian schoolteacher, has an extra-marital relationship with Vladimir, the father of one of her students. The latter abandons him for the summer holidays to go hiking in the Cévennes with his wife and daughter. Neither one nor two, Antoinette also decides to make “the way of Stevenson” accompanied by Patrick, a recalcitrant donkey. If the beginnings are more than laborious, a beautiful relationship is established between the two protagonists and Patrick even comes to guide Antoinette in her love choices. Laure Calamy, always just as fair, finds the perfect tone and does not give in to cliché or caricature

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