Articles tagged france

‘Eden’ Spins a Poetic Tale of France’s Early Electronic Music Scene

Eden is a rare film scaled both big and small, paying close attention to tiny details of emotional development and the larger forces working to shape them.

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‘A Year in Champagne’ Is All Fruit and No Acidity

There's plenty of dazzle but little depth in this champagne documentary.

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The Parisian Journey of ‘Le Pont du Nord’ Echoes With Loss and Abandonment

This slow, long-winding walk around Paris is a languorous exploration of two lost souls.

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‘Maison Close’ Brings the Dark Side of 1870s Paris to Vivid Life

Maison Close might not quite uplift you; but, then again, many of the best and most realistic series on television usually don’t.

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Mamani Keita: Gagner L’Argent Français

The Malian singer stays steady and firm at the centre while the Frenchman roams baroque around her, fascinated by her ringing treelike isolation.

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‘French Cinema’ Is a Tangled, Rumpled Jumble of a History

French Cinema is a popular history that makes its own eccentric claims on what that history should be.

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17 Apr 2011 // 9:59 PM

Les Nubians: Nü Revolution

Mild Afro-European R&B with weightless feelgood lyrics about liking the planet and loving your womanhood, and, if you are African, being happy that you have hair.

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Cannes 2011: Lineup shows Malick, Almodovar and ‘The Beaver,’ but no Payne or Cronenberg

LOS ANGELES — The Cannes Film Festival unveiled the lineup for this year’s edition Thursday morning, announcing several highly anticipated titles and confirming that a

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7 Apr 2011 // 9:59 PM

Les Chauds Lapins: Amourettes

Love, in these songs, is aware of its own delirious state and willing to share the details.

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1 Dec 2010 // 9:55 PM

Donso: Donso

Donso has a happy-kora feel -- golden and intricate.

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Physical and Emotional Boundaries Crumble in ‘Trespass’

In Rose Tremain's new novel about two pairs of siblings battling over past injustices and a stone farmhouse in the south of France, misery loves company to a fault.

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‘Dimanche and Other Stories’: An Entomologist of Evil

In these stories about the French before and during WWII, Némirovsky abjures commentary and merely observes the way that human beings go about their petty and ever-disappointing daily business. Thus, her writing is especially cruel.

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Jamaica Are ‘Short & Entertaining’

French duo Jamaica, formerly Poney Poney, have just released the video for their latest single “Short & Entertaining”. Brimming with feverish stop-start guitars and breezy

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Adam Kesher - “Hour of the Wolf” (MP3)

Contrary to any images conjured up by the name, Adam Kesher is not a solo act. Rather, they are a French five piece, whose infectiously

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Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution

Within the rural French countryside depicted here is a stubborn, quite heartening, uniquely Gallic iconoclasm.

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9 Mar 2009 // 10:00 PM

Asa: Asa (Asha)

Asa's debut album is built to a small, neat scale.

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10 Feb 2009 // 5:00 AM

Europeans showing some love for Americana

PARIS - A decade ago, farmers in southwest France trashed a soon-to-open McDonald’s, dismantling most of the interior and dumping it in front of

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And so, on to looking at what's worth reading, graphic novel-speaking, before fall comes calling.

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Babylon Circus: Dances of Resistance

Footage of the group's live performances shows seas of people shaking their arms, and after listening to Dances of Resistance nothing in that picture feels exaggerated.

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29 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Nawal: Aman

In a world that celebrates pop music youth, this woman sings with the dignity of an adult.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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