Cinema of France

  1. Surreal 'Holy Motors' Film With Kylie Minogue Receives Rapturous Cannes Reception

    May 23, 2012 8:00 AM EDT CANNES, France (AP) -- Holy cow. The most rapturous audience reception at the Cannes Film Festival has gone to "Holy Motors," a disorienting, whirling dream of a movie by French director Leos Carax. Starring Denis Lavant as a man who ado ...

  2. Backbeat: Air Screen Sdtk To 'Le Voyage Dans La Lune' @ MoMA, Cheese-Filled French Embassy

    January 25, 2012 7:45 AM EST Electronic duo Air celebrated the release of their new album -- "Le Voyage Dans La Lune" (Astralwerks, Feb. 7) -- in a way that would make the mother country proud: a classy wine and cheese party at the French Embassy, organized by Filte ...

  3. Exclusive: 'The Artist,' Acclaimed Silent Film, Eyes Concert Tour

    December 16, 2011 8:01 AM EST "The Artist," the mostly silent film that has acquired numerous award nominations in recent weeks and is considered an Oscar front-runner, is being positioned as a concert attraction. William Morris Endeavor, which represents composer Lu ...

  4. Ryko Links With Liberation

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ryko Distribution will be the exclusive distributor of all Liberation Entertainment video releases in the US beginning October 1. The agreement covers both new releases and catalog titles. Launched in 2006, Liberation Entertainment offers over 300 ...

  5. French Songwriter Jacques Lanzmann Dies At 79

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French author and songwriter Jacques Lanzmann died today (June 21) in Paris at the age of 79. French author and songwriter Jacques Lanzmann died today (June 21) in Paris at the age of 79. A journalist and author of around 40 novels, Lanzmann also ...

  6. Classical Score

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST At long last, the French film "Tous les Matins du Monde" is being released on DVD. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. At long last, the French film "Tous les Matins du Monde" is being released on DVD. Read Anastasia Tsioulc ...

  7. Polanski Libel Case To Proceed Via Video Link

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Film director Roman Polanski is due to appear in a London <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsletter/law/analysis/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000980741" TARGET="new"><u>libel</u></A> LON ...

  8. Filmmaker Besson Wins French Counterfeiting Case

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An appellate court in Paris held French mobile-phone operator SFR and its advertising agency liable for "counterfeiting" filmmaker Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element" in an advertising campaign. PARIS -- An appellate court in ...