The French TV series The Returned is one of the best television programs of 2013 according to the Hollywood Reporter. Its chief TV critic, Tim Goodman, published his top 20 cable TV dramas of the year, describing 2013 as “one of the strongest TV seasons in many years.” He included the The Returned at number 3 following AMC's Breaking Bad and BBC America's Broadchurch.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association gives awards to a number of French-related films this year including "Blue is the Warmest Color," "Ernest & Celestine," "Before Midnight," and "Inside Llewyn Davis."
Patrice Courtaban, TV5 Monde USA COO : « Partnering with My French Film Festival is a natural development »
Following the success of MyFrenchFilmFestival.com in 2013, the leading worldwide internet-based French film festival returns this January. From January 17 - February 17, 2014, cinema lovers from all over the world will be able to access the 10 feature films and 10 short films in 13 languages that make up this year's festival program online.
Program Officer for Film at the French Embassy, Florence Almozini has put together an extensive list of favorite films and documentaries from 2013. Almozini's top picks include (but are not limited to) French titles. If you have a little free time over the holidays for some good cinema or a thought provoking documentary, this is a list worth consulting!
The Film, TV and New Media Department at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy has put together a list of French TV shows that are sure to brighten your holidays!
French is the first translated language in the US, before German and Spanish (and the second in the world, after English). The New York Times “100 Notable books of 2012” feature only four works in translation, but two of them were written in French: Marie NDiaye’s Three Strong Women (who made the cover of the NY Times in the summer of 2012) and Laurent Binet’s first novel HHhH.
Francine LeFrak received the insignia of the Legion of Honor on November 26 at a ceremony held at the French Consulate. Ambassador François Delattre who presided at the ceremony, emphasized not only Ms. LeFrak’s distinguished work as an advocate for humanitarian causes but also her generosity toward French and American cultural endeavors.