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Thursday 27 February 2014
Film Opinion

film review: blue is the warmest colour

Emma Robinson
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I am so conflicted about this film. Blue is the Warmest Colour tells the coming of age story of a young woman, Adele, and how she fell for her first big love, Emma. It explores themes of love, desire, heartbreak and many other intense emotions that go along with being young and falling head over…
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Friday 12 April 2013
Culture Featured Food

Friday Foodie: Cinq à sept

Freya Dumas
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  The French are renown for many wonderful things  – Roquefort, champagne, Giselle, Olivier Martinez… I also have a theory that anything sounds better in French. Case in point: ‘voulez vous coucher avec moi’ sounds much more seductive and thrilling than the somewhat needy ‘will you sleep with me?’ Just like ‘c’est la vie’ sounds…
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Saturday 4 August 2012
Film

film review: and if we all lived together?

Rosie Hunt
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  And If We All Lived Together? puts a human face to that demographic we’re always hearing about on the news: the ageing population. This French film is the story of five lifelong friends who decide that the best way to deal with old age is to all move in together. When the lady-loving bachelor Claude…
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Friday 13 July 2012
Film

film review: a happy event

Rosie Hunt
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With a title like A Happy Event (or Un hereux événement, its original French name), one might expect this film to be a cheery little comedy that neatly tied clichés and cuteness with a bow. However, once the story of Barbara (Louise Bourgoin) and Nico (Pio Marmaï) progresses, it becomes increasingly clear that there is…
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Tuesday 8 May 2012
Film

film review: romantics anonymous

Rosie Hunt
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There are many things in life that scare us, and for some people that list extends to just about everything. Romantics Anonymous tells the story of Angélique (Isabelle Carré) and Jean-René (Benoît Poelvoorde), two such people who are terrified of daily life, and especially the prospect of falling in love. Angelique is a member of ‘Émotifs Anonymes’…
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Wednesday 29 February 2012
Film

giveaway: french film festival

Courtney Dawson
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The 23rd Alliance Française French Film Festival is soon approaching, and there are a variety of acclaimed films from internationally renowned talent that are not be missed, including Anouk Aimée, Woody Allen, Daniel Auteuil,  Juliette Binoche, Dany Boon,  Isabelle Carré, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Julie Delpy, Gérard Depardieu, Jane Fonda, Audrey Tautou and many more. For your chance…
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