French Film

Film Review: Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent (France, 2007) offers a rare look at the designer’s creative process

February 24, 2019

Most people have seen Yves Saint Laurent’s creations but how many have wondered what is going on beneath the covers? The documentary, Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent, should answer some of these questions. This French film is shot in cinĂ©ma vĂ©ritĂ© style and gives a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion legend and his army of helpers. […]

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Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Review: The Workshop (L’Atelier) isolation becomes xenophobia

March 3, 2018

Laurent Cantet’s The Workshop is the product of creative introspection, a film that reflects on the subtexts of creating a contentious political thriller, while forwarding a narrative that takes its own advice. It’s a tense and insightful film from the Palme d’Or winner that snowballs radical tensions, while offering audiences a window to Cantet’s writing […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Vincent (France, 2015)

June 7, 2015

  The gifted Thomas Salvador directs and stars in Vincent (2014), a French film that tells the story of a man named Vincent who develops extraordinary superpowers when he comes in contact with water. With his recently discovered ability, Vincent spends much of his time in the water, taking in the awe and wonder that comes with developing […]

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