French director Julien Rambaldi’s true story about freshly graduated Dr. Seyolo Zantoko (Marc Zinga) reveals that racial prejudice is not just an American or South African concern. Even in France, to which so many African American singers and musicians once fled for refuge, there are pockets of racism. Although in cosmopolitan Paris blacks were accepted …
Psychoanalyst Ruben Brandt’s hunger is not physical, but mental and spiritual. He is haunted by nightmares that he longs to get rid of and stealing great paintings he comes to believe is the way to do so. A lover of great art (his name is based on a combination of Rubens and Rembrandt) who uses …
Robert Altman, one of the most creative film directors of our time (Nashville, A Wedding, Streamers), has given us a fascinating study of the relationship between the two Van Gogh brothers. Like the 1943 film about Paul Gaugin The Moon and Sixpence, this one begins with the enormous irony of a painting being auctioned at Christie’s for over …
Filled with despair concerning her marriage, a mother t ravels from London to Paris, has a one night affair & returns to her husband & children.
Vincent van Gogh’s last days are told as the son of one of his subjects tries to deliver a letter written by the artist to his brother, who also has died.
A personal shopper in Paris who is a medium tries to get in touch with her dead brother & is stalked by a mysterious texter just before she comes upon a murder.
A middle-aged Parisian woman teaching philosophy faces a series of losses, beginning with her adulterous husband, the death of hr mother, & her book contract.
While serving an oppressive husband and wife in Normandy the much abused (shown in many flashbacks) Celestine schemes with the gardener to steal their wealth & run away to set up their own inn.
Fleeing war-torn Sri Lanka, a former Tamil Tiger soldier forms a family with a widow & an orphan to begin life anew in a French housing project despite a violent drug gang.
Director Aleksandr Sokurov takes us to another landmark museum in Francofonia. Click the image to read my entire review.