Films: Lea Seydoux

James Bond 25

  • 2019
  • UK
  • Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen
  • UK release: 3 April 2020

The next James Bond film has the working title of Shatterhand and is due for release in April 2020.

Spectre

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 2h 28min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…

The Lobster

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • Greece / UK / Ireland / Netherlands / France
  • 1h 58min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Cast: Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Léa Seydoux
  • UK release: 16 October 2015

Recently dumped David (Farrell, brilliant) checks into a hotel where he has 45 days to find a mate, or be transformed into an animal of his choice and released into the wilderness. Dogtooth director Lanthimos's first English-language film is a deadpan, truly idiosyncratic black comedy with a stellar cast. Weird and…

Journal d'une femme de chambre

  • 2015
  • France / Belgium
  • 1h 36min
  • Directed by: Benoît Jacquot
  • Cast: Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, Clotilde Mollet

The story of a scheming servant, who is working for a wealthy French family during the 19th century.

Grand Central

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • France / Austria
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rebecca Zlotowski
  • Cast: Tahar Rahim, Léa Seydoux, Olivier Gourmet
  • UK release: 18 July 2014

Gary (Rahim) is a tough guy from Lyon who goes to work in a nuclear plant near the Rhone, where he falls for Karole (Seydoux); but then she gets pregnant. Zlotowski plays down the romance in favour of a tense and scathing indictment of lax standards in the nuclear power industry, with well-drawn characters and fine…

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La vie d'Adèle)

  • 5 stars
  • 2013
  • France
  • 2h 59min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Abdellatif Kechiche
  • Cast: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche
  • UK release: 22 November 2013

The story of a young lesbian couple's beginning, middle and possible end.

Sister

  • 2012
  • France
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ursula Meier
  • Written by: Antoine Jaccoud
  • Cast: Kacey Mottet Klein, Léa Seydoux, Martin Compston

Drama about a boy supporting his sister by stealing from well-heeled guests in an upmarket Swiss ski resort.

Lourdes

  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • Austria / France / Germany
  • 1h 39min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jessica Hausner
  • Written by: Jessica Hausner
  • Cast: Sylvie Testud, Lea Seydoux, Gilette Berbier

Austrian writer/director Hausner's debut feature takes an anti-mystical approach to miracles on a pilgrimage to Lourdes. The film's complexity plays with the mystery of religious faith, with Christine's (Testud) 'miracle' taking place in an ellipsis. Ultimately it is Hausner's carefully crafted atmosphere that makes her a…

The Beautiful Person (La Belle Person)

  • 4 stars
  • 2008
  • France
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Christophe Honoré
  • Cast: Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet

Honoré's fantastic high school drama/musical transplants the 17th century novel La Princesse de Cleves from a royal court to a modern-day urban school. This screening will be followed by Claudine Bourigot's short film The Baker's Daughter.