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Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Review: Saint Laurent (MA15, France, 2014)

March 23, 2015

Late in the film, iconic fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is rumoured to have died. A few opportunistic journalists decide to get a head­start on the obituary. They discuss their angle: take it easy on the drugs, alcohol. They agree he was a visionary, that he transformed fashion. They say they ‘liked’ him. Maybe they mean ‘admired’, since […]

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Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Review: Sex, Love and Therapy (Tu veux… ou tu veux pas?) (France, 2014)

March 23, 2015

Sex, Love & Therapy (Tu veux… ou tu veux pas?) contains about as much insight and laughs regarding love as a garden hose and a bread basket. This French rom-com is a superficial tale about a sex-obsessed man and woman who have to work together. It’s a complicated romantic situation but the script is simple […]

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Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Review: The New Girlfriend (R18+, France, 2014)

March 22, 2015

Claire (Anaïs Demoustier) and Laura’s (Isild Le Besco) friendship is not that unique. Having met when they were young, they had grown up together, and forged a relationship that would see them through school, first love, first heartbreak, marriage and children. Their friendship is like any between two women who grew up together as little girls. When Laura dies […]

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