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Cannes 2011 / France

Honoré's Beloved sings the pangs of love

Honoré's Beloved sings the pangs of love

Christophe Honoré closed the Out of Competition section of the 64th Cannes Film Festival among tears and music with Beloved, a bittersweet family melodrama whose actors sing, love and die. In the...  

22/05/2011 | Cannes 2011 | Out of Competition/France

Mihaileanu’s Source of sexual strife

Mihaileanu’s Source of sexual strife

Tackling the various melodramatic and tragicomic angles of the complex subject of women’s subjugation in Muslim countries, French-Romanian director Radu Mihaileanu’s The Source, the last...  

21/05/2011 | Cannes 2011 | Competition/France

Tribeca joins Romantics Anonymous

Tribeca Film has acquired all US distribution rights to Romantics Anonymous, a box office hit in France that had its international premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. The deal was...  

20/05/2011 | Cannes 2011 | Market/France

French film business out in force

The announcement of new projects and sales of titles at all stages of production have been the highlight of this year’s Marché du Film at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, which is entering its final...  

19/05/2011 | Cannes 2011 | Market/France

A day in the life of a Heat Wave

A day in the life of a Heat Wave

When a director makes a debut feature after the age of 40, as Jean-Jacques Jauffret (who previously collaborated with the late director Cyril Collard, to whom the movie is dedicated and whose...  

19/05/2011 | Cannes 2011 | Directors' Fortnight/France

Schoeller’s Minister a study of the private corruption of public officials

Schoeller’s Minister a study of the private corruption of public officials

"You’re not here to change the world, but to earn those five poll points we’ll lose,” Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is told by the head of the French government, who gives him a promotion and a...  

19/05/2011 | Cannes 2011 | Un Certain Regard/France

Sentimental drama meets political backstage in The Conquest

Sentimental drama meets political backstage in The Conquest

"With this damned transparency, you can’t even deny reality”: words that could sum up Xavier Durringer’s The Conquest at first glance. Anticipated with impatience, or simple curiosity, at the...  

18/05/2011 | Cannes 2011 | Out of Competition/France

Ionesco’s Princess learns mis-education and transgression through art

Ionesco’s Princess learns mis-education and transgression through art

Last night, the International Critics’ Week of the Cannes Film Festival held a special screening (organised in collaboration with the Official Selection) of My Little Princess by Eva Ionesco....  

17/05/2011 | Cannes 2011 | SIC/France

Europe co-produces the world

Screened yesterday in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival, Bonsai by Chilean helmer Cristian Jiménez is one of the many international films presented this year on the...  

17/05/2011 | Cannes 2011 | France

Everyone is forgivable in Téchiné’s Unforgivable

Everyone is forgivable in Téchiné’s Unforgivable

“You might be a crime book writer, but you’re an arsehole in real life” hits Francis (André Dussollier) right between the eyes in André Téchiné’s Unforgivable, a film about a writer (adapted from...  

17/05/2011 | Cannes 2011 | Directors’ Fortnight/France