Month: May 2013

Bonjour les amis, French Girl in Seattle here, reporting from the Seattle International Film Festival.   In Populaire, a debut feature from writer-director Regis Roinsard, Mad Men meets les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,) meets My Fair Lady. Set in 1958 France, the romantic comedy tells the rags-to-riches story of 21-year old Rose Pamphyle (Déborah…

 This story was originally published in May 2013. It has been updated. This week, The 66th Cannes Film Festival opened with much anticipation. The prestigious jury, led by Steven Spielberg, includes glamorous Nicole Kidman, French actor Daniel Auteuil, director Ang Lee, and actor Christoph Waltz to name just a few. Ah, Cannes! The red carpet.…

“This town of churches and dreams;  this town I thought I would lose myself in, with its backward ways and winding roads leading to nowhere;  but, I found myself instead.  -Magic in the Backyard (excerpt from American Honey, by Kelly Elmore)”    What does a big-city-loving-French-Girl do, when she can’t be in a big city? …