March 19, 1987 |
(Italy, 1986, 10 p.m.) A gentle, golden-toned contemporary comedy-drama about an impressive household of women from an aristocratic family, headed by Liv Ullmann and her philandering, separated husband, Philippe Noiret, who live in and around their run-down estate in Tuscany.
January 14, 2010
No one needs to be told the importance of Jean-Paul Belmondo, the great French actor of his generation and the star of films such as "Breathless," "Pierrot le Fou" and "That Man From Rio." The 76-year-old veteran rarely visits Los Angeles but he is here this weekend to receive the L.A. Film Critics Life Achievement Award and as part of his trip he has agreed to introduce the LACMA screening of "Mississippi Mermaid," the 1969 Francois Truffaut-directed film in which he costars with Catherine Deneuve.
March 15, 1987
L istings and commentary for Week 2 of the American Film Institute Film Festival of Los Angeles, which runs through March 26: THURSDAY "Let's Hope It's a Girl" (Italy, 1986, 10 p.m.). A comedy about a woman who lives in the Tuscan farm country setting out to prove she can live without male companionship. Starring Liv Ullmann, Philippe Noiret and Catherine Deneuve. Not available for preview. All AFI Film Festival of Los Angeles events will take place at the Los Feliz Theater, 1822 N.
January 24, 2013 |
Jean Paul Gaultier took inspiration from India for his spring-summer 2013 haute couture collection, shown Wednesday at his Paris atelier. Indian music accompanied his colorful gowns. For an extra touch of glamour, scarves floated behind a few models. Other styles bore Gaultier's signature cone bras and corsets. In the end, a lavishly embellished bride entered to the tune of the French classic, “La Vie En Rose,” only this time sung in Hindi. She paused awhile, then lifted her skirt to reveal four brightly clad children, who raced off down the runway.
August 7, 2003 |
French stars turned out in force Wednesday to pay emotional tribute to French actress Marie Trintignant, who died last week after sustaining severe head injuries in a domestic drama that shocked France. She was 41. Trintignant was buried at the French capital's Pere Lachaise cemetery, resting place of Irish writer Oscar Wilde and American rocker Jim Morrison.
August 28, 1991
Rupert Allan, whose multifaceted career included stints as Marilyn Monroe's press agent and as consul general for the principality of Monaco, has died. A spokeswoman for the public relations firm of Stone/Hallinan Associates, where he was a director, said Allan was 78 when he died in his sleep at his Beverly Hills home of the complications of age. One of this city's best-known publicists, Allan had been a naval intelligence officer, journalist, magazine editor and Rhodes Scholar.
May 25, 2007 |
Lars von Trier's 2000 film, "Dancer in the Dark," is going to be turned into an opera for Denmark's Royal Theater. Poul Ruders, a leading Danish composer, will write the music for the work, while the libretto, in English, will be written by Henrik Engelbrecht, head of dramaturgy at the theater. Swedish soprano Ylva Kihlberg is set to sing the role of leading character Selma when the opera premieres during the 2010-11 season, the theater announced Thursday.
July 1, 1995
I've waited for 20 years to see "Belle de Jour." At last, it's here ("Time Stands Still for La 'Belle,' " Calendar, June 24). Many thanks to Martin Scorsese for his effort. It is always a pleasure to have Catherine Deneuve grace our city. What a shame Hollywood never knew what to do with her stunning beauty and great talent. Like Ms. Deneuve, I, too, decry the dearth of French films in America. Perhaps the reason for this is because our movie industry is too busy stealing them to film as our own and we don't want anyone to know.
November 8, 1994 |
A San Francisco firm has started publishing a travel magazine that could find a ready readership in Orange County's large Vietnamese community. It's called Destination: Vietnam. The glossy, 48-page premiere issue has typical travel magazine features: colorful photos, shopping tips, lists of restaurants and sights. Atypical is that it describes a place that until recently had been closed to Americans for more than two decades.