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La La Land, that’s what, boosted by no fewer than 14 Oscar nominations.la-la

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Every year, the Télérama festival gathers together the best 14 films of the previous year (ie 2011) for a week of cinematic catch-up.  The Renoir and Mazarin will each show a film a day, for 7 days, starting on Wednesday.  If you get hold of this week’s Télérama magazine, there is a coupon which entitles you to a festival pass for two people, from the cinema box-office, costing 3€ each. 

The programme is on www.lescinemasaixois.com – click prochainement.

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I heard lots about this film while I was in the UK over Christmas so was delighted to catch up with it once back in Aix.

It’s quite amazing that a silent film in black and white can capture the imagination of so many people and win so many plaudits: 6 Golden Globe nominations and inclusion in most film critics’ top film lists for 2011.

French actor Jean Dujardin plays the romantic lead who can’t come to terms with the new-fangled talkies and Bérénice Bejo is tremendous as Peppy Miller who becomes a star but never loses her love for our hero.  She, incidentally, is the partner of producer Michel Hazanavicius who is expected to mop up at the Oscars.  One of the best turns though is by the dog, Uggie, who is wonderful throughout and would deserve an award for Best Dog if such a thing existed.

At the Renoir.

 

 

 

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