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Cinema Review – The Childhood of a Leader

In 1918, young Prescott (Tom Sweet) and his parents move to France. Struggling to fit in with the country they now call their home, Prescott begins acting out and, in the course of his three violent and increasingly out of control tantrums, shows how innocence can be tainted. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – The Past

Ahmad (Ali Mossafa) reunites with his estranged wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo) to finalise their divorce, but soon finds himself drawn into the domestic struggle between Marie, her new partner Samir (Tahar Rahim), Marie’s eldest daughter and the secrets they keep from one another. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Populaire

In 1959, a small town girl makes her way to the dizzying heights of secretary-hood for a powerful but lax French businessman. Although Rose (Deborah Francois) is a terrible secretary, she is a brilliant typist, and it is not long before her boss Louis (Romain Duris) enters her in a speed typing competition with dreams of her going all the way to the top. Continue reading

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Retro Review – OSS 117: Lost in Rio

This time out, OSS 117 (Jean Dujardin) has to reclaim microfilm from former Nazi’s that contain sensitive information about French officials. OSS 117 is teamed up with an Israeli soldier, Dolores (Louise Monot), who wishes to capture Von Zimmel (Rudiger Vogler) alive to answer for his crimes. Continue reading

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Retro Review – OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

When OSS agent Jack Jefferson (Philippe Lefebvre) goes missing in Cairo in 1955, Jefferson’s best friend, agent OSS 117 (Jean Dujardin), also known as Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, is sent to investigate what happened to him. While there, OSS 117 meets up with Larmina El Akmar Betouche (Berenice Bejo), Jefferson’s former secretary, who helps him get used to life in Cairo. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Artist

The story is of George Valentin – a silent movie star in the 1920s – who must evolve or fade as talking pictures sound the death knell for his career. As his star falls, a chance encounter with aspiring actress Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo) catapults her to stardom. Continue reading

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