Truth and Movies

French Cinema

Jeune Femme – first look review

By David Jenkins

This delectable French coming-of-age farce is powered by a stunning central performance from actor Laetitia Dosch.

Le Redoutable – first look review

By David Jenkins

A light but ultimately unnecessary recreation of Jean-Luc Godard’s late ’60s from director Michel Hazanavicius.

120 Beats Per Minute – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Robin Campillo’s rousing dramatisation of ’90s AIDS activism in France is a sure-fire Palme d’Or contender.

Lover For a Day – first look review

By David Jenkins

Another quietly astounding monochrome miniature on love and other demons from the great French director Philippe Garrel.

Let the Sunshine In – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The art of flirting and flirting as art are the subjects of this extraordinary romcom from Claire Denis.

Barbara – first look review

By David Jenkins

A sultry and sensational performance from Jeanne Balibar fuels Mathieu Amalric’s experimental music biopic.

How to film a heart transplant

By David Jenkins

Katell Quillévere, director of the wonderful Heal the Living, reveals her tactics.

Heal the Living

By David Jenkins

Katell Quillévéré’s extraordinary third feature follows the journey of a human heart from one body into another.

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Watch the charming trailer for My Life as a Courgette

By Little White Lies

Claude Barras’ stop-motion gem is being released in both subtitled and dubbed versions.

In praise of Philippe Garrel, unsung hero of the French New Wave

By Matt Thrift

The director has been producing casual masterpieces since 1964.

Le Parc

By David Jenkins

An innocent date in the park turns sinister in this burnished experimental gem from French director Damien Manivel.


The Son of Joseph

By David Jenkins

Director Eugène Green mixes absurdism and sincerity in this tragidrama starring Mathieu Amalric.


Why Is Paris Burning? remains one of the great anti-war epics

By Brogan Morris

Released 50 years ago, this understated and underloved drama is deserving of a reappraisal.

Is Leos Carax’s new film Annette a secret homage to Jacques Tati?

By David Jenkins

Rooney Mara, Adam Driver and Rihanna are on board, and pop duo Sparks are supplying the music.

Theo and Hugo

By David Jenkins

A captivating Parisian gay love story with lashings of steamy sex.


The Blue Room

By David Jenkins

The always exceptional Mathieu Amalric directs and stars in this compelling literary noir.

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A Woman’s Life – first look review

By Katherine McLaughlin

There’s shades of Lars von Trier in this exquisitely crafted period piece from director Stéphane Brizé.

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