French stalker told ‘keep away from Kirsten Dunst’

A US judge has extended for three years a restraining order against a French fan of Kirsten Dunst, saying he must keep away and not contact the US actress or her mother.

French stalker told 'keep away from Kirsten Dunst'

The “Spiderman” star was granted a temporary order against Jean Christophe Prudhon, 51, last month after he allegedly sent her more than 50 love letters and confronted her mother at her home.

The order was extended later in December, and was due to run out on Monday, but Los Angeles Judge Carol Boas Goodson extended it for three years, until January 9, 2015.

Specifically Prudhon must stay at least 100 yards away from Dunst and her mother and stop trying to contact the actress, who was not in court for the ruling.

“Tell Ms. Dunst we’re doing the most we can for her,” Goodson told Dunst’s lawyers, adding: “It’s one of the costs of being a celebrity but it shouldn’t have to be.”

The 29-year-old, who won best actress in Cannes last May, is known for films ranging from Woody Allen to the blockbuster “Spider Man” franchise, in which she plays Peter Parker’s love interest Mary Jane Watson.


French film club for English speakers returns to cinemas

Lost in Frenchlation, a film club that screens French films with English subtitles in Paris, is returning to cinemas this weekend after holding virtual screenings during lockdown.

French film club for English speakers returns to cinemas

Wednesday saw the reopening of cafés, restaurants, museums, theatres and cinemas in France since October.

This means that Lost in Frenchlation can return to cinemas, and film buffs who struggle to watch French movies without English subtitles can meet up again this weekend at the Luminor Hotel de Ville where the first screening is taking place this Sunday.

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What’s on the programme?

The first event taking place on Sunday, May 23rd is a screening of Albert Dupontel’se César awarded film “Adieu les cons” (Bye bye Morons), a comedy drama about a woman who tries to find her long-lost child with a help of a man in the middle of a burnout and a blind archivist.

On Sunday, May 30th there will be a Mother’s Day special screening of “Énorme”, comedy, starring Marina Foïs and Jonathan Cohen, at Club de l’Étoile in the 17th arrondissement in Paris. 

On Saturday, May 22nd, there will be a virtual screening of “Joli Mai” by Chris Marker (1963) which inspired the documentary film Le Joli Mai 2020. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Chris Marker specialist & journalist Jean-Michel Frodon.

Lost in Frenchlation is a company that sets up screenings of recent French film releases with English subtitles to give Paris’s large international community access to French culture and meet others in the same situation.

For more information, check out their website or sign up to their newsletter (link here).