Monday, 9 February 2009

How to choose a French film

It is a useful test of a film to see who are the stars. In French a star is une vedette and it doesn't matter whether it is a man or a woman, it is still la vedette. I mentioned earlier that my favourite French film is Jean de Florette. If you enjoy a French film see who is la vedette and watch their other films. It is as good a way as any to choose your next film.

The stars of Jean de Florette are Daniel Auteuil and Gerard Depardieu. Do a search on either of them and you will see a wide choice of films. Recently Gerard Depardieu had a role in the film La Vie en Rose, the film about Edith Piaf. This is a fine film which I can fully recommend. Daniel Auteuil was in the film Le Bossu which is ironic considering that Depardieu plays the hunchback in Jean de Florette. You may want to watch La Veuve de St Pierre, or Caché.

As for French actresses the film 8 Femmes was not universally acclaimed but you will find eight very famous French actresses. Check the filmography for any of them. I enjoyed this film. In particular I enjoyed the songs. Learn peu à peu and you can do this by listening to Emmanuelle Béart sing about heads or tails – A Pile ou Face.

A bientôt

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