Eric Toledano

TIFF 2014: Samba Review

Samba Gala  Samba is a beautifully crafted film that explores the illegal immigrant experience and its impact on human dignity through humour and heartbreak. Directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache re-unite with actor Omar Sy following their critically acclaimed comedy-drama Les Intouchables.  Here, the story focuses on a Senegalese man named Samba Cissé (Sy) who has sought refuge in […]

The Intouchables Review

While pretty far from perfect, the inspirational “based on a true story” feel good French drama The Intouchables gets a lot of mileage out of a pair of great leading performances that can allow viewers to overlook some of the screenplay’s more maudlin touches.