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French Culture Minister Appalled By Saw Iii Sadism

22nd November 2006

The usually liberal French censors have slapped a rare over-18 restriction on horror movie SAW III, claiming the shocker is too "sadistic" for minors. France's Culture Minister RENAUD DONNEDIEU DE VABRES has given the film...

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French Jazz Musician Claude Luter Dies

9th October 2006

French jazz band leader CLAUDE LUTER died on Friday (06OCT06). He was 83. Clarinet player Luter first made his name performing New Orleans-style jazz in Paris during World War II, and went on to accompany...

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Valentino Honoured In France

8th July 2006

Designer VALENTINO was the toast of France on Thursday night (06JUL06) when he was presented with the country's highest accolade, the Legion Of Honour medal. French culture minister RENAUD DONNEDIEU DE VABRES paid tribute to...

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Poitier Receives Honour At Cannes

18th May 2006

Veteran actor SYDNEY POITIER was named a commander in France's order of arts and letters at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday (18MAY06). The Oscar winner received the highly coveted award from the French culture minister...

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Lewis Receives Legion Of Honour

16th March 2006

American comedian JERRY LEWIS was made a Commander Of The Legion Of Honour in Paris, France, today (16MAR06) to coincide with his 80th birthday. The KING OF COMEDY star broke convention by wearing a pair...

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Cruz Honoured In France

12th January 2006

Spanish actress PENELOPE CRUZ was made a Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier Dans L'Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres) in a ceremony in Paris, France yesterday (11JAN06). The sultry BLOW...

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Parker Receives French Honour

11th March 2005

British film-maker SIR ALAN PARKER has been honoured by the French Culture Ministry for his outstanding contribution to cinema. The MIDNIGHT EXPRESS director was made a CHEVALIER DE L'ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES...

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Tarantino's French Honour

20th May 2004

American director QUENTIN TARANTINO has been made an OFFICER OF ARTS AND LETTERS by the French government. The KILL BILL filmmaker - who is currently acting as the head of the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL...

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