Frantz explores the complicated emotions generated by the aftermath of a catastrophic war.
I appreciate the effort to bring back this rarely seen early Godard. But there are reasons this movie hasn’t been previously revived.
In the Shadow of Women is obviously meant to be a throwback/homage to the French New Wave cinema of the early to mid-1960s.
À la Vie, screening as part of the 18th Annual Jewish Film Festival, is easily the best film I have seen so far this year.
Jealousy is a misleading title for this touching movie, as the characters are less jealous than forlorn when those they love move on to other loves.
Writer-director Catherine Breillat’s Abuse of Weakness is a fascinating, nicely restrained look at what in retrospect was a parasitic relationship.
This year’s Boston French Film Festival (July 10 through 27) proffers a just-about 50-50 mix of male and female directors.
“Le Joli Mai” is serious and sober, a bit of a downer, climaxing in a lengthy interview with a dullard union official about why he supports the French Communist Party.
A fantastic film? Not really. “In the House” is sometimes ingenious, but all the main characters are cold, arrogant, and off-putting.