Richard Mowe

Richard is an arts, film and features journalist, attends festivals around the world including Berlin, Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Deauville, Locarno, London, Venice and Taormina. His passion for cinema ran away with him when he helped to create two Film Festivals, now 20 years old, and devoted to French-Francophone cinema and Italian cinema at different locations around the UK in November and April respectively.

He is a director of boutique UK film distributors CinéFile and ran the Lumière cinema in Edinburgh over a number of years. He is a member of the National Union of Journalists, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, FIPRESCI the international federation of film critics, the Critics’ Circle, and the Guild of Regional Film Journalists.

We have 183 reviews by Richard Mowe in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Papicha
A student becomes determined to stage a fashion show despite religious opposition.
Joan Of Arc
A sequel to The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc.
Who You Think I Am
A divorced teacher creates a fake Facebook page of a much younger woman and finds herself embarked on an impossible online love affair.
The Truth
A reunion between a French cinema star and her daughter descends into confrontation.
Proxima
A female astronaut finds the demands of work take their toll on her single-mum relationship with her young daughter.
Lara
Lara has just turned 60; it’s a very special day that will culminate in a career-defining piano concert given by her son. Viktor remains elusive, however, and his mother’s repeated attempts to get through to him come to nothing.
Let There Be Light
A Slovakian man, who works in Germany, returns home for Christmas to discover some brutal truths about his eldest son.
After The Wedding
When a woman seeking funds for an Indian orphanage heads to NYC to meet a wealthy benefactor, the past collides with the present.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
The Best Years Of A Life
A sequel, set decades later, to Un Homme Et Une Femme.

Features

Jean-Pierre Bacri - obituary
18 Jan 2021
Partner of Agnès Jaoui bows out after struggle with illness
UniFrance chief Daniela Elstner on virtual Paris Rendez-vous
15 Jan 2021
UniFrance head reflects on reactions to the virtual Paris Rendez-vous
Tributes to France’s populist prince -Robert Hossein obituary
31 Dec 2020
Hossein on a journey from cinema to vast theatrical experiences
Claude Brasseur obituary
23 Dec 2020
France mourns passing of an acting legend
Interview with Martin Provost about Juliette Binoche, revolution and gender divisions
23 Nov 2020
Martin Provost on Juliette Binoche, gender divisions and revolution

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News Stories

Mouret takes top Lumière honours
21 Jan 2021
France’s Golden Globe winners revealed in Paris
French cinema shines a light
11 Jan 2021
Virtual Rendez-vous with French Cinema set to roll with appetising starter
Shining brightly in France’s Lumières
14 Dec 2020
Nominations revealed for foreign press awards
Césars on the move
03 Dec 2020
France's Oscars delayed to March for live celebratory event
Bond villain takes his leave
21 Sep 2020
Michael Lonsdale dies in Paris at 89

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Galleries

First images of The House That Jack Built
27 Apr 2018
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