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.
October 11, 2009 |
American women may drop billions to look fabulous, but someone else holds the title to the ultimate in allure: the French woman. Is it any coincidence that the French coined the term femme fatale ? You know the type, a woman who's impossibly svelte and chic, with a certain aloofness and an aura suggesting that she knows something we don't about sexuality and seduction, a woman with that elusive quality known as je ne sais quoi. So is there truth to the stereotype? Yes and no. The mysterious creature people find so fascinating is partly real and partly steeped in myth, forged by icons such as Catherine Deneuve and Brigitte Bardot, says Debra Ollivier, author of the new book "What French Women Know: About Love, Sex, and Other Matters of the Heart and Mind."
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August 19, 2012 |
"Top Gun" director Tony Scott jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon. He was 68. His body was pulled out of the water by Los Angeles Port Police, who were the first on the scene. Several witnesses told police they saw Scott get out of his Toyota Prius, which was parked on the bridge, about 12:30 p.m. Then he scaled an 8- to 10-foot fence and jumped off without any hesitation, law enforcement sources said. A source said officials looked inside the car and determined it belonged to the famed action-movie director and producer.
December 20, 2013 |
Justin Bieber wore this red Balmain suit, white tasseled smoking slippers and shades to the premiere of "Justin Bieber's Believe" on Wednesday. His stylist Ugo Mozie says they were going for a Frank Sinatra look. [People] Beyonce is releasing a new fragrance, Rise, based on the poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou. [WWD] Sergio Loro Piana, a vice president of cashmere purveyor Loro Piana SpA, died Thursday night after a long illness. [Business of Fashion] Designer Marc Jacobs' last ads for Louis Vuitton feature his muses, including Edie Campbell, Catherine Deneuve, Sofia Coppola, Gisele Bundchen, Fan Bingbing and Caroline de Maigret.
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.
January 3, 2008 |
The American Cinematheque's survey of Golden Globe foreign film nominees begins Wednesday at the Aero -- a chance to see "The Kite Runner," "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "Lust, Caution," "Persepolis" and "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" all in four nights. Adapted from Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel series and told in stark, near-monochromatic images, "Persepolis" merits attention for more than simply being the rare subtitled animated film from somewhere other Japan.