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Pierre Sang, MADSAKI x Perrotin, Jeffrey Milstein, Saffron de Nimes, Thomas Pesquet, Lupin in Paris!

This is a Twitter Bazar with a lot of French / France in it! Let’s start with Chef Pierre Sang and his famous bibimbap available to take out at Pierre Sang Express restaurants in the 6th and 11th districts in Paris! A ne surtout pas manquer si vous pouvez vous y rendre ! https://twitter.com/pierresang/status/1384900355113291783 Solo exhibition by japanese MADSAKI will be on view at Gallery Perrotin in New York City. Curator and art critic ...


Happy 90th Birthday to William Shatner!

William Shatner turns 90 today! The science fiction series started in 1966 (none of us were born then, not even our founder!) but we’ve all watched him (and more than once). The iconic Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise is more celebrated today than ever, as Shatner remains the eternal face of the Star Trek saga. Shatner means a lot to us, as a performer and a human being. And because he’s so great (yes, we’re Trekkers and ...


Champs Elysées Film Festival Starts Today!

One of our favorite film festival, the Champs-Élysées Film Festival is back for a 9th edition in 2020! Created by renowned French producer and distributor Sophie Dulac, it showcases French and American independent movies including feature and short films premieres and competitions, master classes… This year’s guests of honor are directors Stephen Frears and Edgar Wright. The festival should have been held from June 16-23 throughout theaters ...


Deerskin by Quentin Dupieux starring Jean Dujardin and Adèle Haenel

Jean Dujardin, again. In 2011 we published a blog post by Max Dana: Hollywood’s Golden Age is back with The Artist, and in 2012 da-eYe celebrated French silent movie The Artist after it carried off the top prize at the 2012 Academy awards. So when we heard about Deerskin, we were very excited about it: the French black comedy is written and directed by Quentin Dupieux (‘Rubber‘, ‘Reality‘) and it’s starring Academy Award ...


Becoming, a Netflix documentary about Michelle Obama

Becoming is a Netflix documentary based on the memoir of former United States first lady Michelle Obama published in 2018, produced by the Obama’s entertainment company, Higher Ground and directed by Nadia Hallgren. If you didn’t read the book yet, then you should watch the 90-minute film about the inspiring life of Michelle Obama. We learn more about how she experienced racism both at a young age and as a student at Harvard and Princeton, the ...


Princess Leia’s feminist legacy in Star Wars

Yesterday was Star Wars Day and many of you celebrated that day, wearing your favorite Chewbacca costume, playing with homemade lightsaber or binging the entire Saga from beginning to end. When we think Star Wars, we think Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and of course, Princess Leia. She was (and still is) a true hero, a woman with a strong personality. Leia inspired countless earth-bound little girls everywhere to shoot for the moon (or space station), and ...


da-eYe celebrates French silent movie The Artist

Last year we shared with you a post by Max Dana on the French silent movie The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. In her post Max wrote: ‘Jean Dujardin won the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Actor Award for his performance and I have heard the film has become the frontrunner to win Best Picture at the 2012 Oscars‘. As an Hollywood’s Golden Age expert, Max had a good intuition about it: The ...


10 Academy Award nominations for The Artist

French movie The Artist is the leading contender (with ‘Hugo’) in this year’s Oscar nominations and we are very proud it is. Back in November we mentioned in Hollywood’s Golden Age is back with The Artist that the film had become the frontrunner to win Best Picture at the 2012 Oscars, and there is a really good chance it will win! But let’s not put the cart before the horse here, other Oscar competition for best picture ...


French film Intouchables is a blockbuster!

Nobody would have thought Intouchables (Untouchable), the French film directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano would become a blockbuster. The plot of the film, a caustic comedy, is inspired by the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo: after a paragliding accident that left him paralyzed, Philippe (François Cluzet) hires Driss (Omar Sy) to help him. The Guardian published an article about the movie: Intouchables – or the Untouchables – has ...


Hollywood’s Golden Age is back with The Artist

A few days ago, Max Dana posted about French movie ‘The Artist’. This silent movie in black and white is very good, and it is not because it’s a French movie; it is because the story is great and because Jean Dujardin is exceptional. Max showed a keen interest for the film from the outset and we are big fans of the movie as well so we will post about the film again and support it as much as we can!   ”  I love ...






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