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Review: The Fairy

Belgian filmmaking trio Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, and Bruno Romy (L'Iceberg) have crafted a bittersweet, surreal urban fantasy set in the dreary seaside town of Le Havre.
Surreal urban fantasy
By PEG ALOI  |  April 20, 2012

Class project

Atom Egoyan was one of the first and most insightful of filmmakers to ponder the consequences and the moral implications of technological advances in media and communications.
Atom Egoyan offers reasons for Adoration
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 15, 2009

French tickler

"The French language is perfect for talking about sex," muses hirsute Parisian singer and electronic-musician Sébastien Tellier.
Voulez-vous coucher avec Sébastien Tellier?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 30, 2009

Òai? Ouais!

The many tongues of Occitania
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 02, 2008

Men from Mars(eille)

“Un jour ou l’autre, parlera l’Europe marseillais” — “Sooner or later, Europe will speak Marseille.”  
Lo Còr de la Plana invade Boston
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 02, 2008

The South shall rise . . .

The singing groups of the South of France draw on everything from mediæval pilgrimage chants and troubadour poetry to contemporary rap and ragga.  
France's Occitan New Wave
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 01, 2008



There are no lunatics in the closet in Frontière(s), writer/director Xavier Gens’s NC-17 French-language gorefest.
Red gold for fans of the genre
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  May 14, 2008

Bring your own pillow

In 2006, an unruly mass of folks gathered on a lawn before the majestic, domed courthouse in the French-speaking city of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Playing in the street
By IAN SANDS  |  December 14, 2007