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The French Engineer Who De-Aged Robert De Niro

French engineer Stéphane Grabli and his team will be in the running for the Oscar for Best Visual Effects on Sunday for their work on the movie The Irishman. The latest film from Martin Scorsese, produced by Netflix, is a narrative rollercoaster. Via ellipses, flashbacks, and flashforwards, audiences meet gangster Frank Sheeran at different times in his life. But when...

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The French Touch at the Oscars

Nine films and figures with links to France, Quebec, and Lebanon have been nominated for the Oscars, which will be taking place in Los Angeles on March 4, 2018. The ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC in the United States and on Canal+ in France. Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon / Garden Party / Best Animated Short Film This seven-minute...

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Three Questions to Director Ziad Doueiri

The Insult is the fourth feature film from France-based Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri, and is currently screening in the United States. The movie has been shortlisted in the Best Foreign Language Film category for this year’s Oscars, set for March 4, 2018. Following on from West Beirut (1998), Lila Says (2004) and The Attack (2012), the moviemaker who used to...

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“My Life as a Zucchini,” the Story of a Quite Extraordinary Childhood

Lauded at Cannes and nominated at the Golden Globes, the Césars and the Oscars, My Life as a Zucchini proves that French animation can more than hold its own against Hollywood’s 3D blockbusters. Directed by Swiss film maker Claude Barras and written by French screenwriter Céline Sciamma, the movie was made using one of the oldest techniques in cinema, called...

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Madeline Fontaine, a French Costume Designer in Hollywood

Madeline Fontaine has dressed Audrey Tautou, Asterix, Yves Saint Laurent and Jacqueline Kennedy. The French costume designer, who originally entered the profession “almost by accident,” received the César Award for Best Costume Design for A Very Long Engagement (2005) and Séraphine (2009). This Sunday, she will be in the running to receive an Oscar for Best Costume Design for Jackie,...

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Les Oscars Parlent Français!

Francophone film stars will be in the spotlight in Hollywood this Sunday, as nine personalities from France, Switzerland, Quebec, Haiti, Algeria and Iran have been nominated at this year’s Oscars. The ceremony will be held on February 26 in Los Angeles, and shown live on ABC in the United States and on Canal+ in France. Sélim Azzazi / Enemies Within /...

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“The Salesman” by Asghar Farhadi Arrives in American Cinemas

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s latest offering, The Salesman, portrays a couple tearing itself apart in modern Iran. The co-produced Franco-Iranian work won the Best Actor Award and Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival, and will be available in U.S. cinemas from Friday 27, January. The Salesman deals with Asghar Farhadi’s preferred themes. First noticed for his 2011 movie,...

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A French Short Film Nominated for an Oscar

Sélim Azzazi's short film Enemies Within (Ennemis Intérieurs) will represent France at the next Academy Awards ceremony, on February 26. The film will also be available online through February 13 as part of My French Film Festival. The trailer: