What to do in Paris in May 2018

  ÉCU festival just finished last week with great success and we are already preparing the next edition! While waiting for this, Here at ÉCU, We have compiled a list of things to do in May in Paris to enjoy the arrival of sunny days! 1. The festival Villette Sonique, 25- 30 of May With […]

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QUOI FAIRE À PARIS EN AVRIL

C’est enfin le printemps, et après les conséquences de la neige en Mars, nous pouvons définitivement compter sur Avril pour nous apporter du soleil et peut être même de la pluie puisque nous sommes à Paris. Ceci étant dit, ici à ECU nous avons compiler une liste de choses à faire qui vous feront venir […]

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ÉCU s’associe avec Arab Cinema Center!

  Nous sommes ravis d’annoncer que Le Prix Ahmed Khedr pour l’Excellence dans la Réalisation de Films Arabes sera désormais présenté en collaboration avec le Centre du Cinéma Arabe (ACC – Arab Cinema Center). On a décidé de créer cette catégorie en 2013 car nous avons été étonnés par le niveau des films participants issus […]

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Movie Review: Don’t Breathe.

It’s always satisfying to see when a low-budget movie is smashing the box office from its first day of release. DON’T BREATHE has no big stars, no fancy location and was made on a small budget, yet it surprised everyone. Although there is no clear recipe to success, like baking a cake, it always helps […]

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Movie Review: Phantom Thread

In Paul Thomas Anderson’s gothically-titled Phantom Thread, Daniel Day-Lewis plays a man as famously exacting as himself: a renowned dressmaker in ’50s London named Reynolds Woodcock. The actor’s approach to his work finds its supreme outlet in the meticulous couturier, whose methods are likewise torturous even as they guarantee his exquisite creations. Anderson’s film dissects Woodcock’s creative genius with Hitchcockian coldness, […]

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SPOTLIGHT: JORDAN PEELE

  2017 was a major year for Jordan Peele. He transitioned from side-splitting comedy on the stage and the small screen, to social horror that has kept the hairs on the backs of audience’s necks firmly at-attention. In the process of it all, he has inspired countless young, burgeoning and aspiring entertainers and filmmakers. But […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE SHAPE OF WATER

  A fairytale about the transcendent power of communication, The Shape of Water is the eloquent gem that Guillermo Del Toro fans have been waiting for. Set in early ’60s Baltimore, it tells the story of a young mute woman named Elisa (Sally Hawkins) who works as a janitor at a secret military lab where […]

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QUOI FAIRE À PARIS EN JANVIER

  Bonne année 2018 ! Si vous fêtez ce nouvel an à Paris, ou si vous cherchez simplement quelque chose à faire de chic, unique, et cinématographique dans la ville des lumières, laissez cette liste vous guider pendant ce premier mois de l’année ! La Grande Parade de Paris sur les Champs Élysées Le 1er […]

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WHAT TO DO IN JANUARY

  Happy New Year! If you’re ringing in the new year in Paris, or simply looking for something fresh, fun and filmic to do in the City of Lights, let this list guide you through the first month of 2018!  The Grande Parade on the Champs-Elysées   On January 1, there will be a Grande Parade […]

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NOUVELLES DE DÉCEMBRE

  On a fait tellement de choses ce Décembre qu’on ne sait pas vraiment par où commencer! Tout d’abord, nous pensons qu’il est très important de redire que nous sommes très reconnaissants pour tous les films que vous nous avez envoyé pour notre Earlybird deadline le 17 Décembre. On le dit tout le temps mais […]

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DECEMBER UPDATES

  We were so busy this December that we don’t really know where to begin! To start with, it is very important to us that we mention again how grateful we are for all of the films that we received for our Earlybird deadline on December 17th. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: WITHNAIL AND I

  If you are a Brit, like I am, it is highly likely you are acquainted with the film Withnail and I. You’ve either watched it a million times, or heard your family and friends rave about it. Although Withnail and I dates from 1987, its brand of British humour is still very much the […]

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CRITIQUE DE FILM: JEUNE FEMME

  La semaine dernière j’ai décidé d’affronter la température glaciale de dehors et d’aller au cinéma. Je voulais aller voir « jeune femme » puisque la femme dans la bande annonce me faisait penser à moi : une fille un peu bordélique mais sympathique, qui ne sait pas où elle va dans la vie, mais qui fait de […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: JEUNE FEMME

  Last week I decided to brave the arctic temperatures in Paris and venture out to the cinema. I wanted to see “Jeune femme” as the woman in the trailer reminded me a little of me: a loveable mess living in Paris, not quite sure where she is going in life, but trying her best. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: A GHOST STORY

  How do you switch from producing Disney movie Pete Dragon to directing Casey Affleck  under a blanket for ‘A Ghost Story’? We are not too sure, but talented filmmaker David Lowery accomplished both tasks. IndieWire gave it the first spot on their list of the best independent films of 2017, even though the movie […]

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SPOTLIGHT: NANCY BUIRSKI

  In her interview with IndieWire, director Nancy Buirski discussed her beginnings in the world of film as the founder of North Carolina’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. What has surprised her most over the years is that among the hundreds of documentaries she’s seen at her festival, very few have been willing to take […]

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CRITIQUE DE FILM: PERSONAL SHOPPER

  “Non catégorisable”. C’est comme ça que le Guardian a appelé “Personal Shopper” après l’avoir donné 5 étoiles. Le magasine Time a aussi dit que c’était un film « bizarre mais magnifiquement bien fait ». Le réalisateur français, Olivier Assayas, a gagné le prix de meilleur réalisateur au festival de Cannes l’année dernière. Après la première officielle il […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: PERSONAL SHOPPER

  “Uncategorizable” is how the Guardian referred to ‘Personal Shopper’ after awarding it five stars. Time magazine also praised it for being a “strange and beautifully made film.” French film director Olivier Assayas won Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival last year. The official premiere there was received by an almost five minutes […]

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