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Grapevine November 5, 2021: French connection

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

French Jewish artist Chaim Soutine rediscovered in suitcase trove of letters

The forgotten legacy of Henri Serouya, historian, intellectual, philosopher, author of many acclaimed books and learned articles, all in French was found by the author in a suitcase in a basement.

By SARA MANOBLA
20/10/2021
Actor Gerard Depardieu poses during a photocall to promote the movie 'Saint Amour' at the 66th Berli

French actor Depardieu placed under sexual violence investigation

The judicial source said Depardieu had been placed under formal investigation on December 16 last year and that he had not been held in custody or asked to post bail.

By REUTERS
24/02/2021

Mystery behind inscription on rock in French cove solved after 230 years

The 20-line message, found on a meter-high rock, appears to have been written by a semi-literate man who wrote in 18th century Breton, and possibly Welsh, just before the French Revolution.

Montreal Jews protesting proposed Charter of Quebec Values

Quebec to put immigrants seeking residency through 'values' test

It is that law the test is intended to make sure that potential immigrants understand, Legault told reporters on Wednesday.

By REUTERS
31/10/2019
The French island of Oléron.

How a rooster's crow silenced France

A court case is rising through the French judicial system, and it is all because of a rooster named Maurice.

Back to school (illustrative)

French-language ideologies create conflict in Morocco

North African country’s parliament approves draft law to teach topics in French despite controversy within ruling party.

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
24/07/2019
Director Agnes Varda at the 9th Governors Awards in Los Angeles, 11/11/2017.

Agnes Varda, grande dame of French cinema, dies aged 90

A close contemporary of cinema legends such as Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, Varda won the Berlin Film Festival's Berlinale Camera lifetime achievemennt award only last month.

By REUTERS
29/03/2019

Stripping down in ‘Naked Normandy’

Quirky ensemble resembles the character actors Frank Capra assembled for his classic comedies.

French PM cancels visit, cites ‘domestic’ reasons

Among the domestic issues on Philippe’s agenda are a number of strikes on the horizon.

23/05/2018
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