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Interview: Caroline Nin

Caroline Nin is a French jazz chanteuse, famous for her interpretations of the songs of Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf. Her career highlights include winning Best Cabaret Show at the 1998 Edinburgh Festival, and singing extensively at the Royal Festival Hall (London), the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre – Elizabeth Murdoch Hall and at her ‘base’ The Lido the famous French cabaret on the Champs Elysées, Paris. She took time out of rehearsals for her current tour around Australia and New Zealand to speak to My French Life™ today.


Vie Française |

Interview: Francisca Mattéoli

Nous avons la chance de parler avec journaliste et écrivaine Francisca Mattéoli. Elle est chilienne, de mère écossaise. Elle a passé son enfance en Amérique Latine. Installée aujourd’hui à Paris, après avoir vécu au Brésil, elle écrit des récits de voyages et collabore entre autre au National Geographic France et au Condé Nast Traveller.


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Madame L’s French class

Our Year 7 French teacher was a tall, thin, Mauritian woman. She had coffee-coloured skin with faint liver spots. Her wiry, grey hair stuck out at all angles. I remember her peering over the class through her bottle-bottom glasses and blowing raspberries and puckering her lips like a fish to demonstrate pronunciation.


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MIFF’s French Films

The Melbourne International Film Festival opens tonight with a Belgian/French film called The Fairy. The Age describes it as ‘a light, charming vaudeville-style romp that recalls the physical comedies of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Jacques Tati’. The other French films showing are listed.