A French Perspective in New York...
Join me as I search New York for everything that reminds me of Paris but of course is still New York. Follow me as I figure out what it means to be Paris in New York.
Directed by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud.100minutes.France/Switzerland/Spain/Monaco, Disneynature, 2009.
Disneynature, the studio that presented last year’s record-breaking film Earth, brings Oceans to the big screen on Earth Day, 2010. Featuring spectacular, never-before-seen imagery captured by the latest underwater technologies, Oceans offers an unprecedented look beneath the sea in this powerful yet enchanting motion picture. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jacques Perrin and César nominee Jacques Cluzaud dive deep into the very waters that sustain all of mankind and cover nearly three quarters of the earth’s surface, exploring the playful splendor and the hard reality of the weird and wonderful creatures that live within.
Directed by Jacques Audiard, 150 minutes, France/Italy, Sony Pictures Classics, 2009. With Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes and Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this exhilarating crime epic from director Jacques Audiard follows an illiterate French-Arab prison inmate’s six-year odyssey from new kid on the cell block to underworld kingpin. Along the way, Malik (remarkable newcomer Tahar Rahim) learns how to read not just books but people, too, as the protégé of a brutal Corsican gang leader (the electrifying Niels Arestrup), until the pupil threatens to overtake the master, playing every one of Paris’ rival gangland factions to his own advantage.
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The Secret of Kells | Brendan et le Secret de Kells Directed by Tomm Moore, 75 minutes, Ireland/France/Belgium, Gkids, 2009.
The new animated masterpiece from the producers of Kirikou and the Sorceress and The Triplets of Belleville, The Secret of Kells film blends fantasy and mythology to create a richly detailed and striking visual landscape, folding traditionally Celtic influences into a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes. Hailed by international critics as one of the most beautiful films of the year and winner of the audience award at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival,
The Secret of Kellshas also been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Film.
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