The Diving Bell and the Butterfly accompanied by a crepe made for the perfect lazy Sunday activity. An intensely beautiful film – like watching a work of art in motion – I highly recommend it. Based on the book with the same name (a true story), it will make you appreciate everything you have in life.
Here are some other French favorites:
- Amélie (all time fav!)
- Ma Vie en Rose (a little boy who thinks he was supposed to be a girl, not to be confused with La Vie en Rose, which I still need to see)
- 8 Femmes (murder mystery musical)
- L’Auberge Espagnole (European melting pot study abroad experience) & Les Poupees Russe [Russian Dolls] (the we’re getting older and our friends are getting married sequel)
- Happenstance (life is all about timing)
- Delicatessen (the darker side of the director of Amelie)
March 3, 2008 at 2:26 pm //
Ma Vie en Rose is excellent! I had completely forgotten about this movie.
Also, the new-wave stuff is hit-or-miss but their are some gems.
March 3, 2008 at 6:06 pm //
I loved Ma Vie en Rose as well. L’Auberge Espagnole is one of my all time favorite movies….ah memories of study abroad!
Prêt à Voyager
March 3, 2008 at 7:36 pm //
I love that people love Ma Vie en Rose as much as I did! My friend Rachel and I would always do the “Pam and Ben” theme song dance when we’d see each other for years to come.
Thanks for the tip, Lokesh!
design for mankind.
March 4, 2008 at 12:56 am //
Ahhh, I do love a good Amelie viewing!! :)
March 4, 2008 at 6:57 pm //
Both Vies en Rose were excellent. :)
March 4, 2008 at 9:51 pm //
Paris, Je t’aime is also pretty fantastic.
Prêt à Voyager
March 4, 2008 at 10:01 pm //
Thanks, Katie! I knew I was missing another great one!
Prêt à Voyager
March 5, 2008 at 1:01 am //
Oh, and ‘A Very Long Engagement’- I’m such an Audrey Tautou fan!
March 5, 2008 at 1:23 am //
I’ve seen every movie on your list except Happenstance, I’ll check it out before I go to Thailand.
Will be in Thailand for vacation, thank the gods!!
Have you seen Bleu, Blanc, Rouge, or Les Tricoleurs?
Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Irene Jacob, a tour de force! See it and enjoy!
December 5, 2008 at 2:18 am //
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