Monthly Archives: March 2011 »

Carlos (Alliance Française French Film Festival 2011)

Sarah Ward March 29, 2011 0

The name Ilich Ramírez Sánchez may not inspire instant recognition amongst the majority of the populace, however his nom de guerre certainly will. Under the guise of Carlos the Jackal, Venezuelan militant Sánchez was

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Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

Sarah Ward March 27, 2011 0

A beautiful, emotional and remarkable science fiction tale, Mark Romanek’s  profound and powerful adaptation of  Kazuo Ishiguro’s best-selling novel Never Let Me Go takes hold of the audience from the opening, and acts as the telling title suggests. 

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A Cat in Paris (Alliance Française French Film Festival 2011)

Sarah Ward March 22, 2011 0

When it comes to animated features, Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios seems to hold all the cards. From humble beginnings with a little film called Toy Story, it has gone on to produce eleven full-length

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On Tour (Alliance Française French Film Festival 2011)

Sarah Ward March 21, 2011 0

French film personality Mathieu Amalric has found fame appearing on-screen, with a successful career as a renowned character actor to his name. With features as diverse as Munich and Marie Antoinette, Public Enemy #1

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Potiche (Alliance Française French Film Festival 2011)

Sarah Ward March 19, 2011 0

Celebrated French writer / director François Ozon has crafted an interesting career over his 22 years in the business, graduating from shorts (with no less than 18 to his name) to documentaries (Jospin s’éclaire)

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Outside the Law (Alliance Française French Film Festival 2011)

Sarah Ward March 14, 2011 0

A stand-alone follow-up to writer / director Rachid Bouchareb’s Cannes Film Festival François Chalais award-winning world war two film Days Of Glory, Outside The Law provides a lengthy interpretation of the impact of French

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Heading west: First Korea, then Hollywood

Heading west: First Korea, then Hollywood

Sarah Ward March 13, 2011 0

As many filmmakers have learned the hard way, making the leap from the cinema of their native country to the world stage can be fraught with difficulty. For every success of the scale of

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