Barbara is a 2017 French drama film directed by Mathieu Amalric. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival where it won The Poetry of Cinema Award. Featuring Jeanne Balibar in the lead, the film talks of a director’s attempt to make a biopic on singer Barbara.Continue reading “Barbara: Trailer”
120 Beats per Minute (or 120 battements par minute) is a 2017 French drama film directed by Robin Campillo. It competed for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.The film is about homosexuality and the AIDS epidemic, set in France in the 1990s. At Cannes it won critical acclaim and four awards, including the Grand Prix.Continue reading “120 Beats Per Minute: Trailer”
Rodin is a forthcoming French film directed by Jacques Doilllon. It has been selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The film gives an account of the famous French sculptor Rodin’s (Vincent Lindon) romance with Camille Claudel (Izia Higelin). Continue reading “Rodin: Trailer”
Redoubtable is a forthcoming upcoming French drama film directed by Michel Hazanavicius (best known for multiple Academy winner-The Artist). It has been selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.Continue reading “Redoubtable: Trailer”
Long thought to be lost, this 9 minute short film by Jean-Luc Godard, Une Femme Coquette has now surfaced on YouTube.
Based on a Guy De Maupassant short story, this was Godard’s first shot at a narrative. No wonder that it’s discovery is now of tremendous value for French New Wave enthusiasts.
Watch the short film now-
Japanese writer-director Kiyoshi Kurosawa known for his horror films, has now made his first non Japanese film. Daguerrotype is a French film where Catherine Paille has adapted the original screenplay of Kiyoshi into French. Featuring Tahar Rahim, Constance Rousseau and Oliver Gourmet, the film was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year and is continuing its festival run.Continue reading “Daguerrotype: Trailer”
With Osianama forming a base at the iconic Liberty theatre in Mumbai, movie enthusiasts of the city have a lot more to choose from apart from the usual releases in the theatres. To checkout what Osianama is screening (it includes Godfather and Apocalypse Now!) do check out our FB page where we keep listing their schedule.
The other best of screenings in the city are given below as per the venues. Do let us know if we have missed any screening. Continue reading “Free Film Screenings in Mumbai”
Food! Glorious glorious food! After cinema, sport and politics, it must be food that serves as a source of many lively discussion and you don’t need to be an expert to contribute either. Every country has their share of foodies or “connoisseurs” (depending on who you’re with), but nobody will dispute the fact that the French are a force to reckon with when it comes to their passion for food.Continue reading “Comme Un Chef (The Chef): A Sweet Little Tale of Food and Chutzpah”
The sense of sight, touch and hearing have been well covered by cinema over the years. Even the sense of taste has been covered but not as much as the former senses. But very rarely would you come across a movie which uses the sense of smell as an integral part of a story.Continue reading “Gandha and 7 Ans: Bitter-Sweet Scent of Cinema”