FRANTZ

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Francois Ozon Stars: Paula Beer, Pierre Niney, Ernst Stotzner, Marie Gruber, Johann von Bulow, Anton bon Lucke, Cyrielle Claire, Alice de Lencquesaing. The prolific Francois Ozon is one of France’s most stylish and intriguing filmmakers, especially with visually sumptuous melodramas like Swimming Pool winning great critical acclaim and reaching international audiences. His films deal with sex and death, and often have a strong queer subtext. His latest film is no exception. Frantz is a haunting and stylish period romance set in the Continue reading

POTICHE

Reviewed by GREG KING Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Frabrice Luchini, Karin Viard, Gerard Depardieu. This sophisticated and witty comedy about business, politics and the dynamics of a dysfunctional family was the opening night attraction at this year’s French Film Festival, and it is a real crowd pleaser. Catherine Deneuve finds one of her best roles for some time here as Suzanne, a stay at home sixtysomething housewife who is married to the smarmy, scheming and philandering Robert (Fabrice Luchini). It transpires that he married her for the family inheritance, the Continue reading