Gemma Bovary is a sensuous handsome film with impressive acting and super scenery, a delightful reworking of an iconic French satirical tale with a modern twist
The art of conversation, honed by the French and delivered so persuasively by Swedish Consul General Nordling, saves Paris from destruction at the end of WW II
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Australia at Palace Cinemas nationally offers a rich selection of beguiling French stories above love, longing and life
Marc Fitoussi, Folies Bergére with Isabelle Huppert is a contemplative portrait of a country landscape and marriage in need of renaissance, brilliantly achieved
In the picturesque historically important Marais district of Paris a drama surrounding the life of one old lady played by Maggie Smith unfolds in engaging style
My favourite trio of boutique museums, the Nicholson Museum Sydney, Musée du Moyen Age Paris & John Soane Museum, London, offer a unique experience for visitors
Victor Hugo: Les Misérables, from Page to Stage at State Library of Victoria showcases his 1862 manuscript while Cameron Macintosh’s stage production is in town
Throughout his life Thomas Jefferson was continually putting his house Monticello up or pushing it down as his knowledge and experience of life and architecture expanded.
Wine is at the heart and soul of French culture and, for its people, the art of pleasure has always been a very serious business, especially at La Tour d’Argent
Art Deco was about integrating contemporary living with art, and turning life into art, against those consciously working for the undoing of art and its purpose was enjoyment.
If you are at Brisbane in Queensland you can enjoy two superb shows about Women in the modern age on at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Well-done Cadel Evans. You gained respect when you won Le Tour de France and then stepped onto the podium on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées at Paris speaking first in the language of your hosts, French. In so doing you honoured their customs, beliefs and culture. After the race the wine…
In the age of Modernity the most profound influence on the arts and design and architecture was offered by the L’École des Beaux-arts at Paris.
An evening of traditional elegance, say at the White House or Government House Australia, still requires a perfection of planning and wise organisation so that it appears not to be contrived at all.
The Tourist is a movie all about an American tourist’s playful dalliance with a stranger that begins on a train and leads to a web of intrigue, romance and danger. To coin the words of super sleuth author ‘Richard Castle’, “I know, isn’t it great!”