• In the Directors Fortnight section ("Quinzaine des Réalisateurs"), a thriving alternative to the official selection that is celebrating fifty this year, a war/revenge movie by French filmmaker Guillaume Nicloux, who previously brought “Valley of Love” to the Cannes Festival in 2015. The First Indochina War took place in the fifties. Indochina was a French colony, then, that comprised parts of Vietnam

  • Today, after a six month-press war launched by filmmaker Abel Ferrara against his chief financier, Vincent Maraval (French distributor Wild Bunch's head honcho) and IFC Films, the R-rated cut of Ferrara’s originally unrated “Welcome to New York” is opening theatrically—to Ferrara’s chagrin—in the US.

    It is, however, only showing at one theater: The Roxie, in San Francisco.

  • How do you say "can't we all just get along?" in French? The infamous expression would fit perfectly. A week ago we ran the letter that French actor Gérard Depardieu had published in a French daily in response to that country’s prime minister calling him “pathetic” for emigrating to Belgium over the excessively high tax rate which was imposed on his revenues. Depardieu, who’s been a well-loved

  • Since Screen Comment (an American publication) is headquartered in Paris we would be remiss not to cover the latest blowup concerning cinema, politics and civil society here. Actor Gérard Depardieu ("Green Card") recently took up residence just across the Belgian border so as to avoid France's excessively costly ISF ("impôt sur la fortune") tax, imposed on the rich. Depardieu is not the first to expatriate himself,

  • In a kind of libertarian frenzy French actors are fleeing […]

  • Paris-A motorist pressed charges last week against France’s best-known actor […]

  • French actress Catherine Deneuve has never been terribly hip, thank […]