Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thursday Movie Picks #20: Foreign Language Movies - French


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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is
Foreign Language Movies - French


Most of the time when I watch a foreign language movie, I come into it knowing very little. I simply pick them up because they have become available and also because I want to watch more variety. Often I am pleasantly surprised by how good they are and enjoyed watching them. This week I've set the foreign language to French and I'm planning to have other Foreign Laguage themes next year. My picks this week features two favourites and one hidden gem.

First up is my hidden gem pick. Audrey Tautou is one of France's popular exports and movies starring her are relatively easier to find in Singapore. This one is I suppose one of her comparatively less popular movies and I thought it has a pretty unique narrative splitting the movie into two to show the perspective of both parties in the relationship. Just when you think you know what the story is, it flips it around.

Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard (now real life couple) stars as childhood friends who continue to play their game of dare in adulthood to often disastrous consequences. Jeux d'enfants has a similar look to Amelie and if you like movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind about messy unconventional romances presented in a quirky style I definitely recommend this.

Les Choristes aka The Chorus (2004)

For last week's theme, one of my picks was Dead Poets Society. This week is another unmissable movies featuring an inspirational teacher. In Les Choristes a teacher at a school for troubled boys form a choir despite facing disapproval from the principal. The movie also feature some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard.

So that's three picks. What three movies made your list today?


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  1. I haven't seen any of these, but they sound interesting! I'll have to check them out.

  2. Darn it, I completely forgot about this until just last night. I have two possible French movies so I just need to find a third and then I'll get it up as soon as possible.

    1. Better late than never :) I've been posting a bit late recently too but so far have managed to make the Thursday deadline.

  3. I haven't seen the other two, but I liked Love Me If You Dare; it also made my list.

  4. Haven't seen any of these. Love Me if You Dare sounds most intriguing.

  5. I LOVE Jeux d'enfants, it's one of my favourite French films :) I've never seen the first one but if you're calling it a gem then clearly I've got to add it to my to-watch list!

    Laura @ What's Hot?


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