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Review: Love Crime

Love Crime deconstructs the genre by showing how to put together a mystery in order to deceive and manipulate those who would try to take it apart.
A deconstruction of the mystery genre
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 07, 2011
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Blood will out in the Chabrol tribute at Harvard Film Archive

Like Eric Rohmer, the fellow New Wave founder with whom he collaborated on the Alfred Hitchcock study that helped launch the auteur theory, Claude Chabrol made films about people who like to talk. They talk about frustrated desires, bungled liaisons, bou
Dead reckoning
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 11, 2011
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Unmitigated Gaul

The French pride themselves on their revolutionary spirit, no less in film than in politics.
Rogues and rebels in the Boston French Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 02, 2010
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Cinema paradisos

Here's the dilemma: you love movies, but you also love the idea of taking a vacation to one of the many inviting resorts that New England has to offer — the beaches of Cape Cod or the Islands, picturesque towns in Maine or Rhode Island, or even the cultu
As Hollywood's summer fare goes cold, local film festivals heat up
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010
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French disconnections

Last year's Boston French Film Festival featured Claude Chabrol's A Girl Cut in Two , and that, combined with this year's Chris Marker retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive and Agnès Varda's fine new The Beaches of Agnès , made it seem almost plau
The new-wavers at the French Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 03, 2009
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A Girl Cut in Two

The title of Claude Chabrol’s 2007 black comic morality tale — La fille coupée en deux — serves as a playful reminder of the role women usually play on the screen.
High-quality perversity
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 04, 2008


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Interview: Ludivine Sagnier

As sultry French starlets go, 29-year-old Ludivine Sagnier is as advertised.
Nude? Naked?
By PETER HYMAN  |  August 26, 2008
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Cherchez les femmes

Women have always dominated French cinema — just not from behind the camera.
Women dominate the 13th Annual Boston French Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 01, 2008
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Claude Chabrol initiated the French New Wave with Le beau Serge and Les cousins, and for a decade after his work was as shiny as anyone’s.
Chabrol’s latest; Paul Robeson at the MFA
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 14, 2007
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Lemming

Combining the generic precision of Claude Chabrol and the perversity of Michael Haneke, Dominik Moll makes some of the creepiest films in Europe.
A red herring
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 19, 2006
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Shock value

Moviegoers seeking release from the increasingly unavoidable escapism of superhero movies will find much to enjoy in the 11th Boston French Film Festival.
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By A.S. HAMRAH  |  July 05, 2006


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Seven heaven

Who are the world’s greatest living narrative filmmakers, what I call the Magnificent Seven?
Readers speak out on the best directors
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 28, 2006
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No fooling

Congratulations, Robert Altman.
Gerry’s Magnificent Seven; Lie with Me
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 21, 2006