Gerard Depardieu

Brad Pitt, Damien Quintard Relaunch Historic Miraval Studios as Creative Hub in the South of France

Brad Pitt has teamed up with Emmy-award winning music producer Damien Quintard to relaunch the historic Miraval Studios, where Pink Floyd, Sting, The Cure and AC/DC recorded their…

Jean-Jacques Beineix, Director of ‘Diva’ and ‘Betty Blue,’ Dies at 75

French director Jean-Jacques Beineix, who made waves with stylish works of 1980s cinema including “Diva” and “Betty Blue,” died Thursday at 75. He died at home in Paris…

SND Bows Sales on ‘Maigret,’ ‘Spiral,’ ‘The Bodins’ at Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris (EXCLUSIVE)

SND is set to launch sales on Patrice Leconte’s period detective film “Maigret,” as well as high concept comedy “Employee of the Month” and French thriller “Spiral” at…

Olivia Colman segues from royalty to convicted killer in ‘Landscapers’

Four-part HBO series is based on husband-and-wife Susan and Chris Edwards, who were sentenced in 2014 to 25 years in prison for killing Susan’s parents and burying them in their backyard garden.

‘Landscapers’ Sends Olivia Colman on a Puzzling Cinematic Journey: TV Review

The omnipresence of Olivia Colman has been a truly happy development in recent years. Since her shock Oscar win for “The Favourite” in early 2019, Colman has appeared…

Jane Campion, Julia Ducournau, Cannes Two Women Palme d’Or Winners, Celebrate Campion’s Lumière Prize

Marking the climax to this year’s Lumière Festival, Jane Campion, the first woman filmmaker to win a Palme d’Or (sharing the award for “The Pianist” in 1993), accepted…

French Industry Cautiously Optimistic as Local Titles Buoy Box Office

The French box office, hampered by an increasingly rigorous series of COVID health protocols, took a plunge in recent months, resulting in week-to-week falls of up to 41%.…

Venice Competition-Bound ‘Lost Illusions’ Pre-Sells to Major Markets for Gaumont (EXCLUSIVE)

Ahead of its world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival, “Lost Illusions,” Xavier Giannoli’s $17.5 million period film, has already lured major buyers in key territories…

‘Robust’ Review: An Acting Legend and a Rising Star Make for a Soulful French Odd-Couple Dramedy

At a table in his house, Georges, an aging movie star with a reputation for uninsurable off-set shenanigans — played in a staggering coup of against-type casting by…