Monday, 5 January 2009

French Film

I have a penchant for French Film so I thought I'd write a quick blog about it. I'm not sure exactly what I love about French films, it probably has something to do with the language as I love the sound of French and even listen to quite a few French music artists. It all started when I watched 'Amelie' starring my favourite French actress Audrey Tautou (you may have seen her in the Da Vinci Code) I instantly fell in love with the film. It was like nothing I'd ever seen before I loved the music, the way it was filmed and most of all I loved the story. Amelie is a waitress who to decides to change the lives of others around her for the better. What I enjoyed most about the film was Amelie's character, she is such a daydreamer and is highly peculiar with her own little rituals (much like myself lol) but you can't help but like her.

After loving Amelie so much I decided to watch other french films to see if I would like them just as much. I watched another of Audrey Tautou's film called 'Priceless' and I loved that aswell. Because they both starred Audery Tautou and were both uplifting and humorous films, I thought maybe I only liked a particular type of French film. However since then I have watched many French films including 'La Vie en Rose' for which Marion Cotillard won an Oscar and my love has only continued to grow. I am a French film fanatique! Lol

If you want to get into French film, I recommend these as they are light-hearted and easy to watch before you embark on the more serious ones!
'Amelie' (2001) or 'Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain' which is the French title. It translates to the fabulous destiny of Amelie Poulain.
'Priceless' (2006) or 'Hors de Prix' is the french title.
Au revior


  1. I agree. There is a certain undescribable mood, which seems to be underpinned in French cinema. I cant seem to put a finger on it. One of the greatest films I have seen was a french comedy, if only I can remember the title..ermm..I shall do research.

  2. Yeah do some research & let me know, I'd really like to waitch it :)

  3. Awwww a girl after my own heart hahahaha I think I have Amelie memorized now. I just love the language & the feel of this movie. Its quirky. I need to see 'La Vie en Rose' - I will check it out this week. What is it about? I'm starting to learn French so hopefully one day I can watch a French film without subs.

  4. I'm trying to learn French better too! I know some but I want to be more fluent. La vie en Rose is about the life of the French singer Edith Piaf it's quite dark not at all like Audrey Tautou's films but it's definitely worth a watch!