Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight 2018- Custody


 French Spotlight Showcase –  Custody – Jusqu’à la Garde  Venue: The Triangle | 1h 33m Date: Tuesday, May 1, Time: 7:45- 9:03 pm Custody (Jusqu’à La Garde) is written and directed by Xavier Legrand, starring Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux, and Florence Janas. A brutal divorce separates an abusive man from his children and a year later, he returns determined to get shared custody of his son. Now caught in the center of an intense custody battle, the 11-year-old boy fights to make sure he never has to see the man again. Unfortunately, his mother has never … Continue reading Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight 2018- Custody

French Spotlight at Newport Beach Film Festival – Tuesday April 25


The Newport Beach Film Festival ‘s French Spotlight will be held on Tuesday April 25 2017 The 18th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its French Spotlight, an evening celebration of French cinema and culture. The event will feature the regional premiere of the award-winning film, The Outsider (L’Outsider), followed by a festive post-screening gala. An engaging drama, The Outsider (L’Outsider), follows the ruthless trading activity inside one of the biggest banks in the world – Société Générale. The film tracks the rise and fall of anonymous trader turned superstar turned scapegoat – Jérôme Kerviel – just as the … Continue reading French Spotlight at Newport Beach Film Festival – Tuesday April 25

18th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight


The 18th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival #NBFF  seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program as well as providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of both studio and independent films from both emerging and seasoned filmmakers and proudly embraces the passion, vision, and independent spirit of these talented artists.  The Newport Beach Film Festival ‘s French Spotlight will be held on Tuesday April 25 2017 and will feature the film“L’OUTSIDER”  based … Continue reading 18th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight

Goût de France 2017/ Good France


Le 21 mars, jour du printemps, Goût de France / Good France vous invite à venir célébrer la gastronomie française. Réservez une table dans l’un des 2000 restaurants participants sur les 5 continents, et participez ainsi au plus grand dîner du monde ! Dans chaque restaurant participant, sous la forme d’un dîner, l’évènement rendra hommage à l’excellence de la cuisine française, à sa capacité d’innovation et aux valeurs qu’elle véhicule : partage, plaisir, respect du « bien-manger », de ses contemporains et de la planète. Participez à ce dîner d’exception en réservant dès à présent votre table ! Liste complète … Continue reading Goût de France 2017/ Good France

Tarte aux pommes


French apple pie has nothing to do with its American patriotic cousin from the Vermont state.  In France we call  apple pie: “Tarte aux pommes” and it is more of a tart than a pie. The difference is that a pie usually  has another layer covering the filling, while tarts leave it open. It is a classic, every French family has its own grandma recipe and there are many variations: Tarte aux pommes, Tarte Tatin, Tarte  Normande etc… To vary you can also make different tart crust like pâte brisée, pâte feuilletée, pâte sablée etc… Tarts are a popular staple in French … Continue reading Tarte aux pommes

Interview David Laroche Los Angeles!


[Flashback] Interview David Laroche à Los Angeles  (French Version) “C’est possible et ça commence maintenant!” Rencontre avec David Laroche à Los Angeles, prodige de la confiance en soi , 27 ans, plus jeune conférencier, plus de 200 interviews de personnalités, plus de 5 000 000 vues sur YouTube.  “« Un grand et inspirant jeune homme dont la destinée est de changer le monde » selon  Mark Victor Hansen, co-auteur de Bouillon de poulet pour l’âme : 500 millions de livres vendus dans le monde Lorsque David m’a répondu lui même par téléphone, je ne pouvais plus reculer! “Tu seras fière de toi demain!” m’a-t’il … Continue reading Interview David Laroche Los Angeles!

Charles Aznavour in Concert ! October 28 at Hollywood Pantages


Charles Aznavour the entertainer of the century is back in LA ! During his North American Tour, Monsieur  Aznavour will make a stop for a one night only concert at Pantages Theater in Hollywood on October 28! Concert details: Date & Time: October 28, 2016 at 8:00 PM Venue : Hollywood Pantages, Los Angeles, CA For more information and tickets click here   “Pendant mes quatre-vingts années ans de carrière, j’ai joué dans plus de soixante films, j’ai composé plus de 800 chansons, chanté dans six langues différentes. Mais surtout tout ce que j’ai fait je l’ai fait avec amour et sérieux, … Continue reading Charles Aznavour in Concert ! October 28 at Hollywood Pantages

Saucisson Made in USA


Saucisson sec is a favorite charcuterie and a staple classic French dry-cured sausage in French household served with baguette, butter, cornichons and a good glass of red wine.  The French equivalent of dry salami, saucissons are cured pork sausages. A mixture of lean pork and pork fat, salt, sugar, spices, and sometimes alcohol combined to give the saucisson its unique flavor. There are of course as many varieties of saucissons recipes as there  are regions of France.  Served during l’apéro thinly sliced as hors-d’oeuvres or stacked in a hearty picnic sandwich, saucisson sec is now  proudly made in the USA ! … Continue reading Saucisson Made in USA

Who Makes the Best Baguette in L.A ?


Who Makes the Best Baguette in L.A ? The French take their breads and baguette especially very seriously, it is not just bread especially outside of French local ingredients (although it contains very basic ingredients: wheat flour, water, yeast, and common salt) it is a cultural art to make the “perfect ” baguette! (read history of the Baguette) It is also the ultimate comfort and staple  food for the expatriated Frenchies along with the wine and cheese, baked goods and other French specialties goodies etc…  that they cannot live without. We are fortunate to have so many options and great French … Continue reading Who Makes the Best Baguette in L.A ?

Sélection eBook de la semaine: Désolée, je suis attendue de Agnès Martin-Lugand


French A L.A Carte et Ebookez-Vous, librairie numérique française aux États-Unis, vous présentent un livre en français pour vous tenir informés de l’actualité littéraire outre-Atlantique. Régalez-vous avec “Désolée, je suis attendue” un roman signé Agnès Martin-Lugand. Yaël ne vit que pour son travail. Brillante interprète pour une agence de renom, elle enchaîne les réunions et les dîners d’affaires sans jamais se laisser le temps de respirer. Les vacances, très peu pour elle, l’adrénaline est son moteur. Juchée sur ses éternels escarpins, elle est crainte de ses collègues, et ne voit quasiment jamais sa famille et ses amis qui s’inquiètent de son attitude. … Continue reading Sélection eBook de la semaine: Désolée, je suis attendue de Agnès Martin-Lugand