Sex symbol-turned-animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot is threatening to join actor Gerard Depardieu in Russian exile unless France halts the scheduled euthanasia of two sick circus elephants.
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Tuesday 12 January 2010
Monday 11 January 2010
Eric Rohmer, a pioneer of the French "New Wave" which transformed cinema in the 1960s, has died, his production house said today. He was 89.
Friday 21 August 2009
Sometimes French film noir is best left alone, as exemplified here: a remake based on the José Giovanni novel and originally interpreted in 1966 by Jean-Pierre Melville.
Claude Berri: Film director and screenwriterbest known for 'Jean de Florette' and 'Manon des Sources'
Wednesday 14 January 2009
Claude Berri was a throwback: a film-maker who specialised in old-fashioned epics. He may have been a contemporary of French New Wave directors like Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut (who was his close friend), but his was not a cinema of shock tactics, polemics, or jump cuts. Especiallylater in his career, Berri tended to work on a very big canvas, albeit telling intimate stories. His movies were often period pieces heavily influenced by literature and painting. He was not railing against "le cinéma de papa" ("Dad's cinema" – Truffaut's term of disparagement for the old-fashioned style of film-making) and, as if to underline this point, he even made an autobiographical film in 1970 called Le Cinéma De Papa.
Sunday 27 January 2008
Monday 29 January 2007
No Emperor's stare or up-turned collar completed the magnificent impersonation of Eric Cantona yet Wayne Rooney's response to the execution of an exquisite chip and Portsmouth's FA Cup ambition suggested a similarly talismanic effect on the remainder of Manchester United's season.
Sunday 04 June 2006
Tuesday 16 May 2006
Imagine your husband works away from home with little chance to visit you, and can't even let you know when he's next going to be sending you money. Imagine your child is away at school in town, staying with a relative, but unable to afford the bus fare home. And then imagine you can't even speak to them on the phone.
Tuesday 16 May 2006
Piano Concerto in D minor
Thursday 11 December 2003
Friday 10 October 2003
Sunday 05 October 2003
Friday 29 August 2003
Monday 18 August 2003
Wednesday 08 January 2003
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
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