Film Review: The Death of Louis XIV

In association with the French Film Festival

Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra’s latest work, a drama tinged with a dark sense of morbid humour, chronicles in minute detail the final days of France’s greatest ever monarch; the Sun King, Louis XIV.

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Film Review: Merci Patron

[4/5]

In association with the French Film Festival

If Louis Theroux were a French socialist filmmaker, he might be a little something like Francois Ruffin. Turning his attention here on Bernard Arnault, CEO of luxury goods company LMVH and one of the richest men in France, as he attempts to gain Belgian citizenship to avoid paying taxes and outsources labour to Poland and Bulgaria to save on manufacturing costs.

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Reading Between the Lines: The Case for Dubbing Foreign Cinema

As a modern languages student I am probably exposed to an above average amount of foreign films, for pleasure or, more often than not, borrowed from the library for late-night cramming. Unfortunately, as much as I love international cinema, scrutinising and analysing to scrape together essay content can take the joy out of most activities. So last November a course mate and I decided to take action and, in an attempt to put the fun back in foreign cinema, headed along to the Glasgow Film Theatre to check out the French Film Festival. We ended up seeing L’Assassin habite au 22, a 1942 farcical murder mystery, and a good time was had by all.

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Film Review: All About Them

In association with the French Film Festival

All About Them (À trois on y va) is about a love triangle. Micha and Charlotte have been together for a few years now, but there is a tension in the air. Conversation is lacking and they do not have sex like they used to.

Mutual friend Mélodie complicates matters for the couple when Charlotte begins an affair with her, only for this to be supplemented by Micha also having an affair with her.

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