Disorder

Director: Alice Winocour Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger, Paul Hamy, Zaïd Errougui-Demonsant, Percy Kemp, Victor Pontecorvo Written by: Alice Winocour and (in collaboration) Jean-Stéphane Bron Running Time: 98 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 25th March 2016 With the current popularity in European thrillers now swarming our television, it seems that cinema has been somewhat forgotten when it comes to dark, brooding dramas….

Marguerite

Director:  Xavier Giannoli Starring:  Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau, Christa Théret, Denis Mpunga, Théo Cholbi Written by: Xavier Giannoli Running Time: 129 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 18th March 2016 Have you ever watched these TV talent shows, like The X Factor, and wondered who has told the really awful singers that they are good? Feeding their fantasy…

Gemma Bovery

Director: Anne Fontaine Starring: Gemma Arterton, Fabrice Luchini, Jason Flemyng, Isabelle Canderlier, Niels Schneider Written by: Pascal Bonitzer, Anne Fontaine and (based on the graphic novel) Posy Simmonds Running Time: 99 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 21st August 2015 Gemma Bovery is one of those films that will leave you wanting. This should have blown…

Violette

Director: Martin Provost Starring: Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Gourmet, Catherine Hiegel, Jacques Bonnaffé Written by: Martin Provost, Marc Abdelnour and René de Ceccatty Running Time: 139 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 3rd October 2014 Violette is a biopic about an ordinary woman who became an extraordinary writer. Without any previous knowledge, this, on the outside, seems like a fascinating tale…

Bright Days Ahead

Director: Marion Vernoux Starring: Fanny Ardent, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesnais, Jean-François Stévenin, Fanny Cottençon Written by: Marion Vernoux and ( also novel “Une jeune fille aux cheveux blancs”) Fanny Chesnel. Running Time: 94 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 20th June 2014 What do you do when you retire from a career that has taken over your life? Sit around moping? Find a new…

Yves Saint Laurent

Director: Jalil Lespert Starring: Pierre Ninety, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon, Laura Smet, Marie de Villepin, Nikolai Kinski Written by: Jalil Lespert, Jacques Fieschi, Marie-Pierre Huster, Jeremie Guez and (based on the book) Laurence Be aim Running Time: 106 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 21st March 2014 To get the balance right for a good…

In The House (Dans La Maison)

Director: Francois Ozon Starring: Fabrice Luchini, Kristen Scott Thomas, Ernst Umhauer, Emmanuelle Seigner, Denis Menochet Written by: Francois Ozon and (play) Juan Mayorga Running Time: 105 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 29th March 2013 How do International cinema do it? How can they take a simple tale and turn it into a triumph, full of…

Rust And Bone

Director: Jacques Audiard Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Celine Sallette Written by: Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain and (story) Craig Davidson Running Time: 120 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 2nd November 2012 There are a lot of people who fear International cinema. Their greatest fear is having to read subtitles. Maybe the fears should…