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Delphine (Izïa Higelin) is one of those very practical country girls. She lives and works on her father’s farm in the South of France where her days start well before dawn and always finish long after dark.  Her father is concerned because she has now taken to going for long walks late at night, and without … Continue reading

Being 17

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Veteran French filmmaker André Téchiné may be the wrong side of 70 now but he shows in his latest movie that he still has a very firm grasp of the sensibilities of teenage boys coming of age. He is perfectly assisted by his co-writer Céline Sciamma the writer/director of quintessential adolescent gay movies such as Tomboy  and Girlhood. This is the … Continue reading


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Lest there be any doubt we should start by saying that his new movie from French director Etienne Faure truly deserves its title more than any other cutting edge movie released on the fringes that we have seen this year. It is actually taken after the name of the Brooklyn Cabaret Club that 18-year-old Maurice … Continue reading

Blue Is The Warmest Color aka La Vie D’Adele

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Abdellatif Kechiche’s searingly beautiful story of two young women falling in and out of love with each other has got the Critics all riled up. Especially the heterosexual male ones who who have been almost unanimous in declaring this movie that includes long drawn out scenes of the most explicit lesbian sex as a ‘masterpiece’. … Continue reading

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