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31-10-2011
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I LOVE l'Enfant. It won the Palme d'or in 2005 but it isn't exactly the happy-watch-anytime film that Amelie or Les Choristes are.

It's heavy going but definitely worth it for anyone who loves beautiful emotional acting.

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(gee I'm french and haven't seen half of these )

I did kind of like bus palladium, but I think it's because it's a better movie than the other one Elisa Sednaoui played in... (and that I love ELISA... )

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01-11-2011
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I love Les Enfants Terribles, Belle de Jour, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain & La Môme.

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I need a must-see list of french movies, i just love them because usually the images are pretty artistic/beautiful and they leave with a flavour of fantasy with the plot:

Au revoir les enfants (1987)
Les Roseaux sauvages (1994) -
Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain
Les Choristes (2004)
Innocents - The Dreamers (Half italian movie one of my favourites)

And don't remember any other at the moment.

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The ones I love:

Jeux d'enfants,
Le fabuleux destin d'amélie poulain,
Les choristes,

Older but timeless ones (musicals):
Les parapluies de cherbourg,
Les demoiselles de rochefort

And if you're more fluent in French and/or understand in French slang there are quite good series I've been watching recently:
Fais pas ci fais pas ça
Un gars, une fille

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if you're looking for french horror, this is good list: http://www.imdb.com/list/vEFGFtt4qJk/. i'd add caché as well.

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Some of my favorites:

35 Shots of Rum (Claire Dennis, 2008)
Phantom India (Louis Malle, 1969)
Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, 1983)
The Fire Within (Louis Malle, 1963)
The City of Lost Children (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1995)
Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)

Louis Malle is a wonderful director, many of his films are a delight, (he's also the director of Au revoir les enfants which I think has been mentioned in this thread already).

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J'adore Louis Malle, surtout:

Zazie dans le métro
L'Ascenceur pour l'échafaud (fantastic soundtrack by Miles Davis!! )

also any earlier film with Isabelle Adjani

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so i moved to Paris
and part of my assimilation includes french cinema.

not really fond of the recent stuff.
much like italian cinema, i prefer the classics

i will go by directors

jean cocteau: beauty and the beast, orpheus (his trilogy is brilliant but his centerpiece is also his best)
Godard: breathless, band of outsiders, contempt
melville: le samourai, les enfant terrible, army of shadows, bob le flambeur
rene clement : purple noon, forbidden games, gervaise

will think of more later

but these are definitely some of the best of french cinema

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Ne le dis a personne by Guillaume Canet is a good one if you like action films. I highly recommend it.

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I recently saw Belle De Jour for the first time. Definitely recommended.

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Pierrot le Fou for one. It's probably my favorite.

I also liked "Chocolat" by Claire Denis and Truffaut's The 400 Blows.

So many...

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I'm in love with French comedies. My fav are Amelie, Rrrrrr & Non-stop shenanigans.

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French New Wave Cinema & Femininity


I am a lover of French Style and those movies of the 60s that highlight the beauty of French Femininity.

This thread is to share your favourite iconic French movies and their style. But also to talk of French Femininity as portrayed in Film.

My video tries to show both classic French New Wave cinema starlets and their style but also the modern embodiment of French Femininity in Anna Mouglalis.

Looking forward to your views and comments on this thread.

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One of my absolute favourite films is Cet Obscur Objet du Désir (1977), by Buñuel. I also really like Et Dieu... Créa la Femme, with Brigitte Bardot

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