Tag Jérémie Rénier

Cloclo Does it His Way

Films about singers and musicians often chart a predictable course from youthful hedonism into addiction, overindulgence, heartbreak and early death. So it’s a relief to report that Cloclo, the stylish biopic of French chanteur Claude François, is not your run-of-the-mill… Continue Reading →

The Kid with a Bike

I might have problems selling the style of brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne to someone who has never seen one of their films. The Belgians usually avoid working with big stars, glamorous locations or lush orchestrations. Their themes are poverty,… Continue Reading →


From The Umbrellas of Cherbourg to the (temporary) boss of an umbrella factory — you could say that Catherine Deneuve’s long screen career has come full circle. François Ozon’s frothy comedy Potiche reunites her with another giant of postwar French… Continue Reading →

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