Vigo à Kechiche. Hope Lies in French Cinema.

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Much of the last couple of weeks has been dominated by outside deadlines, with freelance opportunities diverting attention away from the site. Things return to normal in March though, with the stars aligning to allow for the month to bear host to a major celebration of the French cinema.

Granted, such a focus could be seen as the norm over here at Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second, with one only needing to take a fleeting glance at this week’s articles to affirm such thoughts. That said, this March a concentrated effort is being made to cover the greatest national cinema in the world in greater detail.

Returning! Are the thousand word essays on specific films!

Scrutiny! Will be made of a pair of long-delayed Robert Bresson Blu-rays!

Toil! Over the question mark that is the contemporary French motion picture!

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Our month of French cinema begins next week with an extensive examination of Jean Renoir’s La Règle du jeu, a film that this week found itself being compared to the latest work from American maverick Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel, a review of which will also appear around the same time.

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