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Podcasts about French Films

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You can no longer watch French films in theatres but you still can hear about them at home. 

Here is a selection of past and recent podcasts about French cinema, available in English for free. 

 

The Film Comment Podcast

The Film Comment Podcast is a weekly space for critical conversation about film, with a look at topical issues, new releases, and the big picture. Various episodes are related to French cinema: Filmmakers on VardaOlivier AssayasClaire DenisJeanne MoreauArnaud DesplechinVincent LindonIsabelle Huppert.

 

Film at Lincoln Center Podcast

Film at Lincoln Center Podcast is a free weekly podcast featuring in-depth conversations with filmmakers, actors, critics, and more. Among the most recent episodes, listen to Bertrand Bonello and Mati Diop.

 

Filmspotting

A weekly film podcast from Chicago featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews. One of the last episodes focuses on the Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Guillaume Rocheron and his work on Sam Mendes' acclaimed WWI film 1917.

 

The Projection Booth

The Projection Booth has been largely recognized as a premier film podcast. It features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis. Learn more about masterpieces such as L'Amour Fou (Jacques Rivette), Z ( Costa-Gavras), The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke), La Grande Illusion (Jean Renoir).

 

Filmwax Radio

Filmwax Radio is a podcast featuring luminaries from the indie film community. Guests include actors, filmmakers, festival programmers, journalists and just about anyone else with a stake in the game. In a recent episode, Isabelle Huppert and Ira Sachs were invited to talk about Frankie.

 

The Next Picture Show

This podcast examines how classic films inspire and inform modern movies. Episodes take a deep dive into a classic film and its legacy in the first half, then compare and contrast that film with a modern successor in the second. Recently, it highlighted echoes between Portrait of a Lady on Fire and The Piano. Learn also about Battle of Algiers and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

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