Trailer: The Gang of the Jotas

Artist Marjane Satrapi has two excellent films under her belt: Persepolis and Chicken with Plums, both of which were co-directed with Vincent Paronnaud. With The Gang of Jotas (La Bande de Jotas), Satrapi's flying solo as a writer and...


New international (French) Les MisÚrables poster

Now that we're well on our way out of November, we enter into the legitimate beginnings of the Holiday season; that is to say, that time of year that some people love while others despise it wholeheartedly. What can we do to bring peace to ...


CIFF Review: The Day of the Crows

[Flixist will be attending the 48th Chicago International Film Festival over the next few weeks. Be sure to follow along as we bring you coverage from the longest-running competitive international film festival in the country. You can easil...


CIFF Review: Holy Motors

[Flixist will be attending the 48th Chicago International Film Festival over the next few weeks. Be sure to follow along as we bring you coverage from the longest-running competitive international film festival in the country. You can easil...


Flix for Short: Lost Memories

Lost Memories, by Francois Ferracci, is set in Paris eight years in the future. Which also means that in eight years France is getting awesome projection phone dealies and Polaroid cameras will still exist. The premise of this two min...


Trailer: Ernest and Celestine

There are some days where I am fortunate enough to see something that warms the cockles of my heart to such a temperature that I really just can't help but smile. This trailer does just that, and it's not even in a language I understand. E...


NYFF Review: Camille Rewinds

[For the next month, we will be covering the 50th New York Film Festival. Keep coming back to Flixist for news, features, and reviews of some of the most anticipated films on the festival circuit in 2012. Check out all of our coverage here....


Flix for Short: In Between

In Between is a short film by De Alice Bissonnet, Aloyse Desoubries Binet, Sandrine Hanji Kuang, Juliette Laurent, and Sophie Markatatos, all of whom are third-year-students at GOBELINS in Paris. It's a funny and imaginative bit of hand-dr...


Japan Cuts Review: No Man's Zone

[For the month of July, we will be covering the New York Asian Film Festival and the (also New York-based) Japan Cuts Film Festival, which together form one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in the world. For our NYAFF coverage, head...


Trailer: Chicken with Plums

Chicken with Plums (Poulet aux prunes) is a live-action adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel of the same name. It reteams Satrapi with Vincent Paronnaud, who previously collaborated with her on the totally boss animated adaptation...


Trailer: Holy Motors

So what is Holy Motors? I'd love to tell you, but I can't tell for the life of me, even after watching this trailer twice. There seems to be some stuff happening with a scarred man with one white eye, a motion capture studio, and Kyli...


Triplets Of Belleville prequel on the way

Pixar may be the ones grabbing all the glory when it comes to animated movies these days, but French director Sylvain Chomet has put together a pretty spectacular filmography of his own: The Illusionist is one of the most beautiful and movi...


Le Ballon Rouge and Battle Royale prints by Julian Callos

Illustrator and artist Julian Callos has these two awesome illustrations for two movies that I love, the French short film Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon) and Japanese school yard horror, Battle Royale. I love the Red Balloon one. I haven...


Trailer: Mars et Avril

Even though my French is toddler-like at best, this trailer for Mars et Avril is absolutely stunning. It's the first feature film by Martin Villeneuve, an adaptation of his two-volume graphic novel of the same name. Here's a synopsis: Mar...


Review: The Artist

[This review was originally posted as part of our coverage of the 2011 New York Film Festival. It has been reposted to coincide with the film's theatrical release.] While I watched The Artist, I found my thoughts constantly being drawn to t...


Review: Tomboy

[This review was originally written as part of our coverage for the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival, and is being re-posted to coincide with the film's New York release on November 16th and Los Angeles release on November 25th.] It's hard to...


Review: Le Havre

Le Havre has been showing at a lot of festivals and getting a lot of awards, including the top prize at the Chicago International Film Festival. It holds an amazingly high percentage on Rotten Tomatoes and a very decent average on Meta...


Fantastic Fest Review: Sleepless Night

[For the next few weeks Flixist will be covering Fantastic Fest 2011. We'll be bringing you news, reviews, interviews and other pieces of awesome so make sure to come back and check out all the festival has to offer here.] I used to...


Ed Helms to be big pimpin', spend G's

Ed Helms is not exactly who I'd picture as a pimp, but I suppose that's the comedy in it. Ben Stiller and Ed Helms will be co-producing a remake of the 2010 French film Le Mac. The story follows an unassuming man who finds out that his long...


Trailer: We Need to Talk About Kevin

John C. Reilly and Tilda Swinton play the parents of sociopathic teenager Kevin, played by Ezra Miller. Kevin and his mother have never had a close relationship, and when Kevin does something "heinous," his mother must deal with the afterm...


Trailer: Carre Blanc

Carre Blanc is a French film by director Jean-Baptiste Leonetti. In saying that, the trailer is completely in French with no subtitles. Unfortunately for you, I don't happen to know French. What I do know, however, is that the film takes p...


Bradley Cooper speaks French, women everywhere faint

This video of Bradley Cooper speaking in fluent - swoon worthy - French has been popping up all over the internet today. Mainly because Bradley Cooper is already pretty good-looking, but when someone who is already attractive goes on telev...


Michel Gondry, Audrey Tautou bring the quirk in new film

I like quirkiness and cute girls. You'd be a Liar Liar Pants on Fire if you didn't think Audrey Tautou was the pinnacle of dream girls in Amelie. Throw in Michel Gondry's sensibilities, and you have the potential for a really quirky film wi...


Review: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

Messrs Spielberg and Jackson might be making the most high profile adaptation of a French 'bande-dessinée' album with The Adventures of Tintin later this year, but Luc Besson has beaten them to the punch with his take on Jacques Tard...


Trailer: The Prodigies

[UPDATE: Our video embedding is a little hinky right now, so there's a link below to the trailer on Youtube] This looks cool. The Prodigies is a French animated film about a group of powerful, emotionally-scarred teens seeking to exact the...


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