Romain Duris

Re:View – ‘Populaire’

In these bombastic times, can you make a movie in which the most exciting moment comes when the keys jam on a typewriter? ‘Populaire’ thinks so, and may be right. Set in 1959, when being a secretary was actually considered an empowering job for a young woman, it follows the rise of Rose, a girl […]

Re:View – ‘Heartbreaker’

French comedies have a very different internal logic to their American counterparts. There’s the same mix of frivolity and cold-eyed ambition when it comes to landing the right man, but the French confections seem less sentimental and prepared to touch on the financial downside of making a mistake. ‘Priceless’ (‘Hors De Prix’) was extremely cynical […]