Hello! Now that the holidays are around the corner, I thought I would put a list together of some of my favorite French movies. Go on and curl up with a cup of coffee and maybe an eclair and just escape in these movies!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and stay warm! -- Jenny!
La Regle du Jeu -- The Rules of the Game, directed by Jean Renoir.
Think Game of Thrones 1930s. I really enjoyed this movie, it held me captivated, even though the film is just a bunch of people talking and talking, (boring, right? Au contraire!) they are PLOTTING! The movie is about social classes and the desire to become something more.
Lila dit ça -- Lila Says, directed by Zaid Doueiri.
This film is provocative, in every aspect. The film is about a boy and a girl from different cultures and orgins and how they change each other's lives, forever.
This movie was cute in every aspect and with such style! The movie is about a competition.
La femme Nikita, directed by Luc Besson.
Like all good cult classics, it is dated, but nonetheless riveting and classy. I will be watching this again over the holidays!
C'est arrive près chez vous -- Man Bites Dog, directed by Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel and Benoît Poelvoode.
This film is disturbing and thought provoking, that said, this film stayed with me, even though I have only seen it once. It is about a serial killer who is followed by a camera crew. I'll let you make up your own mind.
Astérix and Obélix: Mission Cleopatre, directed by Alain Chabay.
This film is so wonderfully dumb, I loved it! The beloved comic strip Astérix and Obélix in live action! Having lived in France for going on four years, I have picked up some Frenchisms, therefore this movie had me snickering and smiling every ten minutes! This movie is the epitome of French humor.
Jeux d'enfants -- Love me if you dare, directed by Yann Samwell
Oh love, look what you've done to me! It is the message of this movie! It's something alright! It is crazy, sexy, cool type of movie.
Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulin, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
I will never get tired of this movie. The wit, the comedy, the style, the magic!
My two favorite scenes: When she was on the roof pulling the cable and interupting an important soccer match on the TV. When she speaks to the blind man and describes everything around them, then he glows with happiness. Yours?
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