MICHEL PICCOLI: 1925-2020

This afternoon whilst browsing through what was trending on Twitter, I discovered the death of Michel Piccoli at the age of 94. It was only yesterday that I was thinking of one of his features, We Have a Pope, which made his passing all the more poignant. He established his presence as one of the …

WHO YOU THINK I AM?

Juliette Binoche is one of the most reliable actresses working in the world today, her reputation cemented with cross-generational roles in films such as Three Colours: Blue, Hidden and Let the Sunshine In amongst others. This status continues with a lead performance in Who You Think I Am, a somewhat timely psychological drama revolving around …

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

In recent years, Celine Sciamma has struggled to justify her position as a reliable director in French cinema. Tomboy though noble in its intentions appeared to be missing something to help it stand out and Girlhood was a dull attempt at attempting to identify with an underclass. With her latest work, the winner of the Best …

GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL 2020: DEERSKIN

Jean Dujardin and a deerskin jacket form an unusual partnership in this surreal French comedy horror, approriately namedDeerskin, which sees him team up with actress of the moment Adele Haenel. Georges appears to be having some kind of mid-life crisis, hence his purchase of around seven thousand euros for a deerskin jacket. With the seller …

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