NORMANDY NUDE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Phillipe Le Guay Stars: Francois Cluzet, Gregory Gadebois, Toby Jones, Arthur Dupont, Phillipe Rebbot, Patrick d'Assumcao, Lucie Muratet, Daphne Dumons, Pili Groyne, Julie Ann Roth. This French comedy/drama tells of a town of struggling farmers who prepare to strip off and pose nude for a photo shoot. If this brief synopsis makes it seem like a Gallic variation on both The Full Monty and Calendar Girls you wouldn’t be far off the mark. The film is set in Mele sur Sarthe, a small farming community in Normandy. With the price of Continue reading

THE BELIER FAMILY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Eric Lartigau Stars: Karin Viard, Francoise Damiens, Loune Emera, Eric Elmosnino, Luca Gelberg, Ilian Bergala, Roxane Duran, Stephen Wojtowicz. This warm, crowd pleasing, feel good French comedy was one of the highest grossing films at the French box office in 2015, and it's easy to see why. The story is both moving, poignant and uplifting, and the film itself is populated with a number of quirky but endearing characters. Having screened at the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival earlier in the year, The Belier Family is loaded with Continue reading