“The Last Girl – the one that has all the gifts”, film of societal zombies

Colm McCarthy, with “The Last Girl” digs the furrow of the zombies that are everywhere and proliferate on screens, big or small. We were not expecting Glenn Close in a horror film that shoots on a worn-out rope. This would not count on our zombies presented in an unexpected, subtle and effective. [ . . .]
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Merci, France!

La Seine a rencontré Paris

A 1957 French short documentary film directed by Joris Ivens from a screenplay by Jacques Prévert. Told from the perspective of a boat trip through the city, it features scenes of daily life along the river. The film won the short film Palme d’Or at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival.

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Reluctant Icon Of French Chic

By Phoebe Maltz Bovy

 

Charlotte Gainsbourg — daughter of French-Jewish singer Serge Gainsbourg and English actress (and handbag namesake) Jane Birkin — continues the family tradition of combining artistic excellence with Parisian glamorousness. Gainsbourg plays an important role in Joseph Cedar’s new film, “Norman”, and is also (oh to be so chic and part-French!) promoting a makeup line with Nars. And like any self-respecting representative of Frenchwoman style, Gainsbourg shares some beauty rituals but pushes back against the whole French beauty thing.

I want to be immune to the breathless (heh) items about how to look like a Parisienne, but I click, I always click. Even if the answer — as per Gainsbourg, and as per all ten trillion articles of this type — is to wear less foundation if you wish to look more French. Well, not exactly — it’s that French ladies supposedly wear less foundation than their American equivalents. Which may well be, but I have it on good authority (the mirror) that an American woman can eschew foundation and not look even the least bit French.

Source: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Reluctant Icon Of French Chic – The Forward