I have decided to set my self the challenge of watching at least one French film a week. This way, it not only helps me to immerse myself in the language, but it allows me to understand and experience the culture and the French je ne sais quoi, so to speak. The films included on this list may shock you, as some of them are classics that I have not seen – so please do not judge!
My French Film challenge:
- Romantics Anonymous
- A Very Long Engagement
- I Do
- The Fairy
- Bird People
- OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
- Kings of Pastry
- Serial (Bad) Weddings
- Le Chef
- Entre Les Murs
- Coco Before Chanel
These are the only films that I could think of, so if you can think of any films that I have missed, or urgently need to watch – leave a comment below!
Off the top of my head, I would recommend The Chorus, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Potiche. I will be sure to follow how you get on with this challenge.
Ah, merci! The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Potiche both look wonderfully cheerful and jolly. I cannot wait to add these to the list, thank you so much 🙂
Films suggested by Mick: Manon de Sources; Jean de Florette; The Hairdresser’s Husband.
Thanks Uncle Ted! Send a big Merci to Mick for the recommendations – I have so much to watch now! Maybe all the Gallaghers and Kellys should also get on board, make it a family challenge haha! Hope all is well, lots of love x
Hi Roisin there must be french versions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and your favourite Phantom of the Opera, non?
Ah oui! I hadn’t really though about animations, except for the Simpsons. Disney films may be a good shout – and then I can be prepared for when I go to Disney World! (Inevitable of course!) X
You should most definitely watch The Intouchables – it’s a french film and sooo good 🙂
Absolument! I saw it before coming over, c’était un beau film, mais triste aussi. I think the best part for me was when they were in the car blaring out ‘September’, can we do that too? Maybe on bikes though…