Newsletter n°347 / Cannes Cannes, Interviews, tickets and DVds to be won





Dear franceinlondoner

"So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?"
- Christina Aguilera -

Interviews

Tête à Tête avec Julien Clerc

On 8th May at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

There is no doubt Julien Clerc is one the greatest singers of recent times in France. But did you know his mother was the daughter of the Clerc family's Guadeloupian cleaning lady? Are you up to date regarding his love affairs? Before you listen to his new album (Fou peut-être) at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on 8 May 2013, discover all you have always wanted to know about the legendary singer of Ma Préférence

One pair of tickets to be won.



Populaire: Interview with Romain Duris, Déborah François and Régis Roinsard

Out in London on 31st May 2013

With a title that sounds like a self-fulfilling prophecy, Populaire (which literally means popular) is a promising debut for the newcomer director Régis Roinsard. Perfectly mastered, this fresh and colourful vintage romantic comedy, somewhere in between My Fair Lady and Mad Men, is an excellent feel-good movie, a delightful and ephemeral moment of pleasure.

You can also see Populaire at a preview screening held on 8th May as part of the Long Weekend Film Festival organised.

Health

Consult a French or an English gynaecologist?

If you want to consult a gynaecologist in the UK, your GP will surely answer back "Why? I can do it". As a French woman used to having a personal relationship with your gynaecologist, you might be quite sceptical. Is it a good idea to consult a GP? Would it be better to see a French gynaecologist in London? Where should you go? Let's try and answer some of the questions that you might have with a comparative analysis of both gynaecological health systems.

Cinema

Cannes: The French in competition for the Palme d'Or

From 15th till 26th May 2013

After Michael Haneke's success with Amour, will a French film once again win the prestigious Palme d'Or? Steven Spielberg, this year's President of the Jury, will let us have the answer on 26 May. In the meantime, France in London shares with you the list of French films which have been short-listed.

Love Crime released on DVD on 22 April 2013

DVD out on 22 April 2013

Love Crime, the last film Alain Corneau made before he died in 2010, starring fiery Ludivine Sagnier and Oscar-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas, comes out on DVD on 22 April 2013. Do not miss this twisted tale of office politics that turns, literally, cut-throat.

5 x Copies of the DVD of Love Crime by Alain Corneau to be won

Contemporary Ballet

Sylvie Guillem - 6000 miles away

20 May 2013 – 25 May 2013

Following its successful international tour, Sadler’s Wells is delighted to present the return of 6000 miles away, devised and performed by the extraordinarily talented French ballerina, Sylvie Guillem.

One pair of tickets to be won

Gig

Lo'Jo performs live in London

Concert on 29 May 2013

Would you like to escape the London grime? Lo'Jo will take you on a journey across the Touareg, Creole or Berber cultures. Plunge yourself into their melancholic, nostalgic and soft melodies and book your ticket now for their concert on 29 May 2013.

A pair of tickets to be won.

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