Newsletter n°358 / HOT HOT HOT





Dear franceinlondoner

"Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world."
- Jean-Luc Godard (French film director)

London's Favourite French Film

London's Favourite French Film 2013

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Vote for your favourite French film and get a chance to win a long-weekend stay in a luxury apartment in the heart of Paris with many more prizes to be won including Eurostar tickets to Paris,and invitations to the awards night and film premiere of Marius by Daniel Auteuil on 18 September. The event is under the patronage of the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

DVD Release

Student Services out on DVD

Out now

Laura (Déborah François - Populaire, The Page Turner), a first year student, is struggling to make ends meet, despite holding down a part-time job. Desperate for cash, she answers an Internet ad:
Joe, 57, seeks female student for tender moments.

5 x copies of the DVD to be won

Exhibition

The Poetry of Instability by Etienne Viard

Unitl 26th July

The Piper Gallery presents the steel sculptures of the French artist Etienne Viard from 14 June to 26 July, near Tottenham Court Road Station.

Tour de France

Tour de France Fan Park

Unitl 21st July

The Tour de France Fan Park is a pop-up cycling themed ‘village’ centered around a dedicated giant screen-broadcast of the Tour de France, a series of interactive cycling activities, pop-up cycling focused retail stalls, cafés, bars, information and cycling demonstrations will create what will truly be, a celebration of cycling. The event takes place from 15 to 21 July.

CD release

Vanessa Paradis releases her new album 'Love Songs'

Released on 22 July

'Love Songs' by Vanessa Paradis is about to go on sale.
Outside her modelling career and relationships with Lenny Kravitz and Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis is still best known (and affectionately remembered) in the UK for her hit at the age of 14: ‘Joe Le Taxi’.

Circus

Timber! by Cirque Alfonse

Unitl 31st July

Cirque Alfonse presents its UK premiere of a joyous, log-balancing, wood-chucking, axe-juggling show: 'Timber!'. The show is on at Southbank Centre until the end of the month. Hurry!

Film

Jean Grémillon retrospective at the BFI

Until 30th July

Highly regarded in France, Jean Grémillon is less well known internationally than he deserves to be. The BFI retrospective shows that Grémillon’s layered and meticulous films place him among the greatest directors of classical French cinema. His films will be shown all through the month of July.

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