After expanding his universe of urban intellectuals from New York to Barcelona, Rome and Paris, Woody Allen goes a step further with “Coup de Chance” – or “Stroke of Luck” – his first movie in French. For FRANCE 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson, it’s a French film that’s also unmistakably a Woody Allen one – complete with adultery, lavish decor, an attractive, talented cast and at least one missing body. While sexual abuse allegations may have tarnished Allen’s image in the United States, the director continues to be welcomed in France.
We also take a look at Luc Besson‘s “Dogman”, about a man with a special connection to dogs after they comforted him through an abusive childhood. It’s the French director’s first film in four years, after a rape charge against him was dropped.
Finally, we head to the French town of Dinard for the 34th edition of the British Film Festival.