Tag: film and documentaries

Street in the Panier district of Marseille

In Search of the Sweet Life in Marseille’s Panier District

If you’ve never heard of the French TV series Plus belle la vie (Life’s so sweet), France’s longest-running TV series, then Wendy Dubreuil’s article will help you tune into some contemporary French pop culture while also offering a glimpse of the Panier district of Marseille. The Panier largely inspired the fictional Mistral district whose lives, loves, rumors, politics and crime are depicted in the series.

Notes from the Laverie

It’s a small step from novelist Gil Pender’s encounter with Ernest Hemingway in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris to writer Elizabeth Esris’s encounter with Josette in real life’s early morning in Paris. In fact, just around the corner, as Elizabeth tells in this exquisite travel story.

Vincenzo Peruggia, the Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa

On August 21, 1911, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Peruggia, an Italian laborer living in Paris. Now, 100 years later, a new documentary puts together the missing pieces of the theft and of the life of the thief. Read this exclusive interview with the filmmaker.

Paris Photos – Paris Walks: An American Photographer as Flaneur

Armed with a Leica M6 rangefinder, Peter O’Toole first visited Paris in 1996 and quickly discovered the double pleasure of meandering through the city...

Sarah’s Key, an interview with film director Gilles Paquet Brenner

Young French director Gilles Paquet-Brenner reflects on his latest film, Sarah’s Key, in an interview conducted by Daniele Thomas Easton on the occasion of...
Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron kicks off the release of her memoir “Thank Heaven”

To those with memories of Hollywood’s Golden Age, watching Leslie Caron in An American in Paris (1951) opposite Gene Kelly was enough to turn...

“The Class”: Inside the Walls of French Education

Laurent Cantet’s film The Class (Entre les murs) won the prestigious Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, earning high praise for its...

Private Paris & France Tours

Award-winning travel writer and editor Gary Lee Kraut is the go-to guy for individuals and agencies seeking personalized tours, events and advice in Paris and throughout France.

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