Tag: Netflix

The French Revolution Storms onto Netflix

Epic, graphic, fantastical, and staunchly modern, La Révolution will be available on Netflix in France and the United States on October 16. The new series offers a Tarantino-esque revamp of French history and the birth of democracy. The words Ni roi ni maître (“No king nor master”) are painted across the walls of a burning castle. In the main courtyard,...

Rebecca Zlotowski: “I Am Offering an Eroticized Vision of Existence”

In her fourth movie, An Easy Girl, available on Netflix in the United States since August 13, Rebecca Zlotowski directs French-Algerian actress, designer, and model Zahia Dehar, who was in the media spotlight for her role in an underage prostitution scandal involving French soccer players. Ten years after the fact, the filmmaker turns her camera to the beautiful Dehar, examining...

The Eddy: Damien Chazelle’s Jazz Show

With the miniseries "The Eddy," available from May 8 on Netflix in France and the United States, the director of "La La Land" has set his sights on Paris and the darkness of a jazz club. Gone are the sun-kissed palm trees and upbeat dances by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. In this eight-episode series, French-American filmmaker Damien Chazelle has swapped...

Three French Series That Have the Americans Hooked

After enduring years of indifference and even scorn, the quality of French television fiction is now widely accepted in the United States. Series such as The Returned, Spiral and Braquo paved the way for French series to find audiences abroad. Inspired by the well-crafted screenplays, hard-hitting dialogues and credible fictional worlds, other productions quickly followed suite. The result is a...

Confinement: 10 French Films and Series to Watch on Netflix

This is your new reality: Your local movie theater is shut down, and you are confined at home for the foreseeable future. In partnership with FrenchFlicks, the definitive website for French films and series available in the U.S., France-Amerique has compiled the ultimate top 10 list of the best French-language films and series to stream on Netflix right now. 1....

The Bonfire of Destiny, a Parisian Disaster on Netflix

One of the biggest fires in the 19th century has inspired a series coproduced by French television network TF1 and Netflix, streaming in the United States since December 26. In Paris during the Belle Epoque, the Bazar de la Charité sale organized by the Baron de Mackau was an annual get-together for the aristocracy and the bourgeoisie. Women in hoop...

Family Business, French Comedy on a High

Available on Netflix in the United States, the French series Family Business revisits Jewish humor and stoner comedy, an American genre that features gags with characters under the influence of marijuana. A six-episode comedy series directed by Igor Gotesman and produced by Netflix, Family Business follows the ups and downs of a Parisian Jewish family, the Hazans. Their members include...

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The Paris Attacks Land on Netflix

"Fluctuat Nec Mergitur." She is tossed by the waves but doesn't sink. The Paris motto was on everybody’s lips on the day following the terror attacks that killed 130 people on November 13, 2015. This is also the (French) title of a three-part documentary series about the evening, available for streaming on Netflix since June 1. French documentary-making brothers Gédéon...

“Cannes Can’t Refuse Netflix Movies Much Longer”

The 71st Cannes Film Festival will be opening on May 8, 2018, and has refused to include movies screened exclusively online. The origins of this heated debate are rooted in the differences in how cinema is financed in France and the United States, according to Nathalie Dupont, associate professor in American civilization at the Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale in...

Netflix Movies Turned Down at Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival has changed its rules. This year, movies exclusively released on streaming platforms such as Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu, or Amazon will be barred from the competition. Two Netflix movies entered the competition last year: The Meyerowitz Stories by Noah Baumbach and Okja by Bong Joon-ho. “When we selected these two films, I thought I could convince Netflix to release them in cinemas," explained Thierry Frémaux,...

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Cannes Contests Netflix’s "Cultural Imperialism"

Two films produced by Netflix are in this year's competition at Cannes — Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories and Bong Joon-ho's Okja — and will never be released in theaters. This detail upsets French cinema owners. Read more in W Magazine.