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Cannes: Inside Amavia Collection’s Villa Gaia, Newest Luxury Villa on French Riviera

There’s a new player on the French Riviera’s luxury rental landscape. Amavia Collection opened the doors in May to Villa Gaia, a 5,000-square-foot spread with six suites and eight bathrooms, accommodating up to 12 people. Five of those suites are located on the villa’s second floor, with private terraces overlooking the Mediterranean. And while the […]

Netflix Unveils 2022 French-Language Originals

Netflix has unveiled its upcoming slate of French-language originals, highlighting 25 new feature films, series, and non-fiction productions it will launch this year. Among the new titles are the feature drama Athena, from music video director Romain Gavras, who co-wrote the script with Les Misérables filmmaker Ladj Ly; the comedy series En Place from Jean-Pascal […]

Lea Seydoux, Adam Driver Among Nominees for France’s Cesar Awards

The French film academy, the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, has unveiled this year’s nominees for the Cesar Awards, France’s top film honor. Lea Seydoux and Adam Driver are two big names nominated for the best acting honors, Seydoux up for her performance in Bruno Dumont’s France, Driver for his turn in Leos […]

Cate Blanchett to Receive Lifetime Cesar Award From French Film Academy

Australian actress Cate Blanchett will receive French cinema’s top honor, the César d’Honneur, a lifetime achievement award, from the French Film Academy. The French academy on Friday said it had picked the two-time Oscar winner to be the 2022 César d’Honneur winner. Blanchett will receive the prize in Paris on Friday, Feb. 25 as part […]

‘Petite Maman’: Film Review | Berlin 2021

Céline Sciamma follows her international arthouse breakthrough, 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire,' with this study of an 8-year-old girl who finds a unique path to better understanding her mother in the wake of loss.

CineEurope Delayed Until October Due to COVID-19

The Barcelona exhibitor trade show was forced to cancel its 2020 physical event entirely due to the pandemic.

Disney+ Unveils First Slate of European Originals

The streamer says 10 originals from France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands got the green light.

Google to Pay French Publishers for Online Content

The internet giant Google has reached a deal to pay French publishers for use of their stories on online platforms.

‘Adolescents’ (‘Adolescentes’): Film Review

In his latest documentary 'Adolescents,' director Sébastien Lifshitz ('The Invisibles') followed two teenage girls in a small French city over a period of five years.

‘The Life Ahead’ Composer Gabriel Yared on His Instant “Crush” on the Sophia Loren Drama

'The Life Ahead' composer Gabriel Yared discusses forming an instant "crush" on the Sophia Loren drama.

French Cinemas to Reopen (With Curfews) on Dec. 15

French cinemas will be able to reopen Dec. 15, after more than a month of COVID-19 lockdown, although strict curfew measures will remain in place, meaning theaters will have to stay closed between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.

‘Mandibles’ (‘Mandibules’): Film Review | Venice 2020

Cult French director Quentin Dupieux's latest surreal comedy, 'Mandibles,' about two dolts and a giant fly, premiered out of competition in Venice.