CLAIRE DARLING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Julie Bertucelli Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Alice Taglioni, Olivier Rabourdin, Simon Thomas. Catherine Deneuve has enjoyed a five-decade long career and is one of the living treasures of French cinema. In her latest film the veteran actress plays the eponymous central character, an aging reclusive widow convinced that she is about to die after hearing voices in her head. She sets out to sell all her trinkets, family heirlooms, precious music boxes and antiques in an impromptu garage sale. She asks ridiculously Continue reading

EASTERN BOYS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robin Campillo Stars: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Danil Vorobyev. Eastern Boys offers an exploration of gay male sexuality, xenophobia, and the immigration problems plaguing Europe in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Illegal immigrants from the former Soviet Union come to major European cities where they eke out an existence as grifters. In this compelling drama from former editor turned director Robin Campillo (The Returned, etc), a group of young former Russian youths linger around the main Paris railway station, Continue reading