Heart +Knife

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  Avant garde queer French filmmaker Yann Gonzalez sophomore feature maybe  more accessible than his debut “Les rencontres d’après minuit” (remembered mainly for footballer Eric Cantona’s impressive prosthetic organ)  but this campy gay slash horror flick is still definitely a very acquired taste. Set in 1970’s someone is killing the cast and crew of a … Continue reading



Sauvage

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  One of the most powerful and provocative movies that completely divided the critics at the Cannes Film Festival this year was French writer-director Camille Vidal-Naquet’s debut feature Sauvage.  This story about a young street hustler in Strasburg who lived on his wits and despite his tough exterior turned out to be a whore with a … Continue reading




Boys

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  This French made-for-TV movie written and directed by Christophe Charrier is an intriguing tale of two incidents in young Jonas’s life that occured some 18 years apart and that are totally intertwined. When we first see him as a quiet  gameboy-obsessed 16 year old game boy in 1995,  Jonas ( Nicolas Bauwens) obviously has some demons to … Continue reading



The Test of Love aka L’Épreuve d’Amour

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  Marielle’s (Marie-Josée Croze) life for the past 20 years with husband Paul (Fred Testot) and their two teenage children in this sleepy provincial French town has been happy and relatively uneventful.  That is until she leaves work unexpectedly early one day and arrives home to discover her husband dressed in women’s clothes.   Her initial disgust quickly turns to anger … Continue reading



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