Artists/Movies/Pop Culture

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…

I met Scarlett O’Hara when I was eleven, or twelve. My Dad and I sat together through the 4-hour movie (and the 30 minute intermission.) Life was never quite the same after that. Merci, papa. I fell in love with her, Atlanta and the American South, where I later spent a year as an international student, thanks to a full…

This story was originally published in 2012. It has not been updated.– French Girl in Seattle Elegant. Flawless. Inimitably stylish. Flaunting a certain Je-ne-sais-quoi. Exuding a subtle confidence. Ah, the French woman. A timeless myth still in the making. How she intrigues, and captivates around the world. Visit your local bookstore, or browse online, under “French style,” “French…

This story was orginally published in 2012. It has been updated.  Bonjour les amis. Somewhere on the beautiful Côte d’Azur, in a glitzy old city named Cannes, one of the world’s most prestigious Film Festivals has just begun. What a perfect opportunity to talk about movies. I have fond memories of Sunday afternoons spent at the…

  Zaz, bête de scène Zaz, born to be on stage (unknown photographer) Today, I would like to introduce you to a very special young lady. Her name is Isabelle Geffroy, but in France and in Europe, she is known as “Zaz.” Zaz became a “Star” just three years ago, but she has been involved…

Funny what happens when you let a story take you by the hand. This little tale started with a photo I found online a while ago. I looked at delightful Audrey Tautou, impersonating the great Coco Chanel, and I wondered how anyone could look this good, dressed as a man and wearing a black canotier…

“To me, cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.” Alfred Hitchcock. I totally agree with Sir Alfred, and let’s not forget a famous French queen allegedly declared: “Let them eat cake!”  That’s probably why it is impossible to grow up in France and not enjoy cake, or movies. After all, the…