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The Past cements Farhadi’s reputation as a master of the unspoken truth. Tiny details reveal whole histories in the blink of an eye.

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Pierre Niney in Yves Saint Laurent by Jalil Lespert

Yves Saint Laurent

This month the Ciné Lumière at the French Institute in London will be hosting the UK premiere of Jalil Lespert’s biopic Yves Saint Laurent, with the entire cast of the film present for Q&A.

Pierre Niney in the title role is remarkable. The young actor began his career on stage and recently became the youngest member of the prestigious Comédie Française. In Yves Saint Laurent he perfectly captures the nuances and complexities of the famous designer’s personality; his unique elocution and mannerisms. Pierre Bergé, was so impressed by his performance that he was moved to tears when he first watched this biopic about his late long-term partner.

The film also features Guillaume Gallienne as Pierre Bergé. Another member of the Comédie Française, Guillaume Gallienne recently won 5 César awards for his first film Les Garçons et Guillaume, à table! (Me, Myself and Mum), including Best Film and Best Actor.

Yves Saint-Laurent has been picked up by Entertainment One (UK) and The Weinstein Company (US) for distribution later this year. UK release: 21st March 2014.

Yves Saint Laurent screening with Q&A including director Jalil Lespert, actors Pierre Niney and Guillaume Gallienne at Ciné Lumière, The French Institute, London: Wednesday 12th March 2014

http://www.institut-francais.org.uk/cine-lumiere/whats-on/special-screenings/yves-saint-laurent-2/

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Congratulations to Chiwetel Ejiofor for winning Best Actor at BAFTA, and to Steve McQueen and the whole team of 12 Years a Slave

Congratulations to Chiwetel Ejiofor for winning Best Actor at BAFTA, and to Steve McQueen and the whole team of 12 Years a Slave

GLORIA by Sebastián Lelio, with the wonderful Paulina García. She won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlinale last year. Visit our Facebook page to win a DVD copy of the film, we’ve got 3 of them up for grabs.

GLORIA by Sebastián Lelio, with the wonderful Paulina García. She won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlinale last year. Visit our Facebook page to win a DVD copy of the film, we’ve got 3 of them up for grabs.

Director Claire Denis and actor Vincent Lindon in Bastards (Les Salauds)