100 years after her birth, Edith Piaf is
Her soaring, emotion-wracked voice remains the defining soundtrack of old, romantic France and her colourful life the stuff of legend. Edith Piaf may have passed away in 1963 but this year -- the year she would have turned 100 -- the memory of "the Little Sparrow" is just as strong as ever and enshrined as one of France's most enduring icons. A new Paris exhibition dedicated to Piaf opened on ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 10:32 am
Things to do in Mumbai today
Starring: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck and Folco Lulli. If you missed the Books on Toast extravaganza last weekend, fret not. Tonight, they are hosting a book exchange party, which they describe as "a blind date with a book". The premise of ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 2:27 pm
Éléphant ClassiQ will run from November 19
The screening La Folie des Grandeurs, a popular comedy starring Louis de Funès, Yves Montand and Alice Sapritch, coincides with the 120 th anniversary of the Gaumont studio. The history of the legendary production house with the daisy logo extends back to ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 11:59 pm
The French filmmaker Jean Pierre Melville who died in 1973 made only thirteen feature films, the second last of which was The Red Circle, made in 1970. Some of the most stylised filmmakers of today are great admirers of Melville's work,... The pinnacle of ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 10:00 am
Ken Costello, motor engineer - obituary
Costello is said to have reduced one of the film’s stars, Yves Montand, to tears of fear when towing him at high speed in his Ford GT40 camera car. Known for his rude humour, flat caps and love of jazz, Ken Costello also had a passion for aeroplanes.
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 3:21 am
Classic Sautet Films Return to Big Screen in
A master of French cinema in the 1970s, Sautet’s collaborations with actress Romy Schneider, leading-men Michel Piccoli and Yves Montand, screenwriter Jean-Loup Dabadie, and cinematographer Jean Boffety, yielded romantic, yet haunting, films that ...
Posted on 22 July 2015 | 12:08 am