APRIL 4, 2013

Restored Version Le joli mai Coming Soon

By French Culture

Icarus Films announced its acquisition of all North American distribution rights to Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme’s landmark 1963 film Le joli mai. This French film had been unavailable for a long time and it is now newly restored.

MARCH 28, 2013

Remembering History, Reconstructing Memory: The Films of Jean-Gabriel Périot

By Jon Gartenberg

On the occasion of artist Jean-Gabriel Pérot’s US tour, Jon Gartenberg wrote an introductory piece to his work. This piece coincides with the first visit to the United States by French filmmaker Jean-Gabriel Périot.

MARCH 28, 2013

Participate in the 'So Frenchy' Photo Contest !

By Delphine Selles

On the occasion of the 17th anniversary of COLCOA, a week of French Film Premieres in Los Angeles, Under The Milky Way brings Paris closer to Hollywood with its So Frenchy Photo Contest (March 20th – April 20th).

MARCH 22, 2013

2013 Cannes Film Festival Poster Celebrates Paul Newman

By Laura Pertuy

The 66th Cannes Film Festival poster was released today announcing the 2013 festival, which will take place from May 15 - 26. This year's poster features an image of legendary film industry couple Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

MARCH 20, 2013

Music and Cinema at Cité de la Musique

By French Culture

A new exhibition at the Cité de la Musique in Paris (March 19 - August 18) examines the critical role of music in cinema through themes such as laughter, love, suspense and in the work famous director-composer duos including Prokofiev / Eisenstein, Hitchcock / Hermann, and Leone / Morricone.

MARCH 20, 2013

Spideo iPad App: Instant Movie Discovery

By French Culture

SPIDEO is a new, free iPad application created by the eponymous French firm that allows its users to find what movie suits them best. Thanks to its “Wishes Discovery” tool, it offers personalized picks and recommendations based on the user’s mood.

MARCH 20, 2013

The Enchanted World Jacques Demy

By French Culture

This spring, an exhibition and film retrospective at the La Cinémathèque française in Paris (April 10 through August 4) will offer a vivid glimpse into the colorful world of the legendary filmmaker, juxtaposing his films, drawings, paintings and sculptures by Demy and the artists that inspired his work.

MARCH 18, 2013

INA Collects Family Films

By Laura Pertuy

France's National Audiovisual Institute has recently launched Shared Memories, a project that focuses on collecting amateur films.These archives represent an incredible resource for historians, documentary filmmakers and anyone interested in France's cultural history.

MARCH 18, 2013

MoMa Acquires French Video Game

By French Culture

The Museum of Modern Art in New York recently acquired a selection of 14 video games and hopes to reach 40 titles in the near future. The initial collection, which includes Another World by French video game creator Eric Chahi, is currently on view as part of the Applied Design exhibition in the museum’s Philip Johnson Galleries.

MARCH 18, 2013

Save Jacques Demy’s Les Parapluies de Cherbourg!

By Laura Pertuy

If you fancy seeing Jacques Demy’s masterpiece in the theater, now it's possible to help fund the film's restoration and digitization. An online call for donations was recently initiated by the director’s children, Rosalie Varda and Mathieu Demy with the aim of raising 25,000 euros.

MARCH 18, 2013

Tay Garnett Retrospective at the Cinémathèque Française

By Laura Pertuy

American director Tay Garnett will be honored with a retrospective of his work from March 13 to April 29 at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris.

MARCH 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Philip Roth

By Kathryn Hamilton

Last year Philip Roth made the announcement in the French magazine, Les Inrocks, that he was retiring from writing. At 79 years old, and after 31 books – among them ‘American Pastoral’, ‘The Human Stain’, and ‘Sabbath’s Theater’ - Roth had decided it was time to lay down the pen.

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