Tag Archive: French film

Review: Suite Armoricaine (Breton, 2015) – SFIFF 2016 Preview

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A suite, in musical terms, is an ordered set of instrumental pieces, often thematically or tonally linked. Though Pascale Breton‘s sophomore feature, which won the FIPRESCI Prize at Locarno, is named after the popular bawdy… Continue reading

Review: Vincent (Salvador, 2014) – SFIFF 2015

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It seems to me that superhero movies have been on an ascendant trajectory for the past decade and a half or so. Every summer blockbuster season brings at least one highly-anticipated flick, if… Continue reading

Review: For a Woman (Kurys, 2013) – SVJFF 2014

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For a Woman (French: Pour une femme) was the last film we caught at this year’s Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival, which is now over (but put it on your calendars for next… Continue reading

Review: The Past (Farhadi, 2013)

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Continuing my deep dive into the work of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, I watched his French-language film The Past this weekend. In a departure from his other settings, The Past takes place in suburban… Continue reading

Review: Amour (Haneke, 2012)

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Amour was nominated for an Oscar Best Picture last year, a rare achievement for a foreign-language film. (The last time a non-English film was nominated for Best Picture was in 2001: Ang Lee‘s… Continue reading

Review: School of Babel (Bertuccelli, 2014) – SFIFF 2014

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I caught this movie during my volunteer shift at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest running film festival in North America. (I even got to be the mic runner for the Q&A!)… Continue reading

Review: Chicken with Plums (Paronnaud & Satrapi, 2011)

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I am taking a break from Oscar reviewing to watch the four movies I had already borrowed from the library before embarking on this project. The first of these is Chicken with Plums,… Continue reading