“L’Affaire Farewell,” a Cold War thriller based on real events, will be the French Spotlight film at the Newport Beach Film Festival. The French Spotlight event will be on Tuesday, April 27 starting at 7:30pm at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California. The screening will be followed by an after -party.
Tickets for the screening are $15, tickets for the after-party are $25, and tickets to attend both are $35. After-party with participating Fashion Island Retailers: Ever, True Religion, 7 For All Mankind, Y-3. Participating Restaurants: Black Market Bakery, Food Perfected.
A 33-year-old boulanger of Senegalese origin wins the 2010 Grand Prize for “meilleure baguette de Paris.“ He’ll be taking over management of his boulangerie in April, and will be the official provider of bread to the Elysée Palace. Add it to your itinerary: Grenier à pain, 38 rue des Abbesses.
Clad in her leopard-skin shrug and dark sunglasses, 69-year-old Ruth Flowers has conquered French clubland from the Cannes Film Festival to the top Paris nightspots with a mix of old-school hits, electrobeat and bling-bling style.
Other American habits also go against the French grain, said Wendy Lyn, a Florida-born and now Paris-based guide to all things culinary: sharing of entrees, asking for substitutions and ordering a salad or just one course in a prix fixe meal.
This 1962 animated feature is the reason why Francophilia exists. If you’ve never seen it, do! The music is great, the abstract backdrops are über kitsch, and the Paris scenes look just like those watercolors that half of America owned in the 50s (when most Americans were francophiles). On Amazon.