Movie Review: Wren boys

Wren Boys, Harry Lighton’s tale of a very unlikely love from Cork, Ireland will be played during Session 2 on Saturday May 5th in the Grande Salle at the cinema les 7 Parnassiens, Paris. To begin, the opening scene starts with a catholic priest ushering the importance of tradition during his sermon, as the scene […]

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Critique du film: Wren Boys

Wren Boys de Harry Lighton conte d’un amour très improbable à Cork, Irlande. Il sera joué pendant la Session 2 du Samedi 5 mai dans la Grande Salle au cinéma Les 7 Parnassiens, Paris. La scène d’ouverture commence avec un prêtre catholique qui souligne l’importance de la tradition pendant son sermon, comme la scène transcende, […]

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Spotlight: Reese Witherspoon

Faisant partie des meilleures actrices, et pouvant se vanter d’un éblouissant panels de prix, Reese Witherspoon est sans doute l’une des actrices les plus respectées aujourd’hui. A ÉCU, nous admirons particulièrement Witherspoon pour son rôle productif dans la co- production Pacific Standard: une plateforme defendant une plus grande visibilité des films réalisés par des femmes. […]

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Spotlight: Reese Witherspoon

Priding her position as an ‘A list’ actress and boasting a dazzling array of awards, Reese Witherspoon is doubtlessly one of the most respected actresses of today. At ÉCU we particularly admire Witherspoon for her producing and acting role in the co-funded production company Pacific Standard: a platform advocating greater visibility of female-led filmmaking. But […]

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Critique du Film: 6ate7

Le film 6ate7 sera présenté dans le cadre de notre festival lors de la soirée d’ouverture ; il se déroule dans l’appartement d’un couple australien, pendant la nuit de leur septième anniversaire. Réalisé par Maggie Kiley, ce film montre Tim et Emma à travers ce qui commence comme une nuit de célébration de leur temps […]

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MARCH UPDATES

You think you know “March Madness”? Trying being an ÉCU intern! This month has been one of our most exciting and manic yet, not least because our Official Selection was announced just a few weeks ago. On Wednesday 14th March, we revealed the 80 films that will coming to Paris for this year’s festival. It […]

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Spotlight: Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni, the neo-realismo influenced Italian director which escaped the confining film regulations, setting fire to preconceptions and paved his own road for success. There is a sense of indifference that critics have towards him, this timid irreverence has surrounded his career for years, but now more than ever he is being recognized for his […]

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Spotlight: Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni, le réalisateur italien influencé par le néoréalisme et qui cherchait à se libérer de toute contrainte filmique, a défié les préconceptions, ce qui lui a permis d’accéder au succès, qui est tout à fait unique. En dépit de l’indifférence que les critiques ont démontrée envers son œuvre – ni l’appréciation enthousiasmée, ni une […]

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Spotlight: John Michael and Martin McDonagh

  Despite the fact our St Patrick’s Day hangovers have only just began to subside, we want to continue on celebrating the great patrons of the Emerald Isle. Instead of looking to its Holy Saints, however, we thought we would pay heed to its most heavenly indie souls, particularly two exceptional brothers: John Michael and […]

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Spotlight: Timothée Chalamet

The phrase “breakout year” and the name Timothée go together like peaches and cream. All it took was one year or us all to come to know (and love) him. Released toward the end of 2017, the film “Ladybird” struck a chord with many audiences, but specifically Chalamet’s performance, short yet significant (he plays the […]

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Movie Review: Lady Bird.

As a huge Greta Gerwig fan, I am not surprised that I liked “Lady Bird”. However even I am surprised, despite my extreme partiality for this actress-turned-writer-turned-director, about how much I actually loved it. During the course of the film, we follow a year in the life of Christine Mcpherson aka “Lady Bird” (that is […]

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Spotlight: The Safdie Brothers

A pink glow reflects on Connie’s freshly bleached hair and neon blue spills out of an open refrigerator. Gritty, shocking, and spellbinding. 80’s nostalgia set against a New York City backdrop. Good Time: it’s the film that makes every minute more captivating than the last. To quote Stanley Kubrick, “A film is – or should […]

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Spotlight: FRANCES MCDORMAND

As she once again mesmerises us on screen, this time in her film “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”, it might be worth paying closer attention to the insurmountable force of nature that is Frances McDormand. As an actress, we know that she is talented – she is one of the very few actors who […]

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SPOTLIGHT: TOM HARDY

    You will probably have no problem recognising the man in this picture. He is now indisputably one of Hollywood’s biggest actors, but before he rose to fame Tom Hardy was just an actor of humble beginnings, living in London.  Tom’s steady rise to fame began after being cast in the WW2 miniseries Band […]

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