Newsletter n°352 / French News: Win tickets and signed posters

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- Eddie Murphy, American stand-up comedian.


French cinema: Yes We Cannes

French cinema might be going through a profound crisis, but the Cannes Festival honoured Gallic films with two of its prestigious prizes. On Sunday 26 May, the coveted Palme d’or was given to Abdellatif Kechiche’s sulphurous movie, La Vie d’Adèle, and the Franco-Argentine actress Bérénice Béjo received the Best Actress award for her role in The Past (Le Passé).

Do you want to learn more about the results, La Vie d'Adèle's crude scenes and the fabulous rise of Bénérice Bejo? Everything you want to know, is right here


Portrait: Nimrod Borenstein “At ten years old, I told my parents: if I’m not a composer, I’ll kill myself”

“Aged 10, I told my parents: if I can't be a composer, I’ll kill myself” replies Nimrod Borenstein when asked how he got into music composing. A few decades later, not only is this music lover still alive, but his compositions are gaining a worldwide reputation with performances throughout Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, Israel and the U.S.A. Today, he is getting ready for the world premiere of his latest composition conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, ‘If you will it, it is no dream’. FranceInLondon portrays this brilliant artist and his extraordinary personality.

Georges Moustaki: Adieu Milord

Georges Moustaki, the singer of 'Le Métèque', passed away on Thursday 23 May 2013 at the age of 79. This event deeply touched French people and musicians, and many tributes have been paid to this iconic music figure. FranceInLondon revisites the life of this exceptional artist with a selection of his songs.

Film Release

Populaire released in UK cinemas

Released on 31 May

Regis Roinsard's romantic comedy Populaire, a composite of Mad Men and The Artist, will be released in UK cinemas on 31 May 2013. To check out the screening dates, please click here. To learn more about the movie and the actors, read our interview with Régis Roinsard, Romain Duris and Déborah François. 

2 x pairs of tickets to be won


Jean Brassard sings Yves Montand in The Kid from Paris

From 18 to 22 June

In The Kid from Paris, co-written and expertly directed by David Krueger, Jean Brassard presents, in French and English, an eclectic selection from Montand’s repertoire spanning a 50-year international career on stage and screen.

One pair of tickets to be won.


Roger Kasparian: The Sixties

Untill 22 June

Unseen Beatles, Serge Gainsbourg, Francoise Hardy and Rolling Stones images feature in an incredible new exhibition of previously unpublished photographs from the archives of French photographer Roger Kasparian. 






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