Les Films Français

Half inspired by my upcoming trip to Paris and half by a lovely blog post about foreign films by & everything nice, I have been on a French film kick the past few weeks. Most recently I watched Le voyage du ballon rouge / The flight of the red balloon (directed by Hsiao-hsien Hou, above image). Inspired by the 1956 film by Albert Lamorisse, this film is a mix of quiet and chaos, a beautifully filmed moment of life.

Other films include Un long dimanche de fiançailles / A very long engagement (directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet starring Audrey Tautou, first image below), Un prophète / The prophet (directed by Jacques Audiard, second image below) and Mouchette (directed by Robert Bresson, third image below). What are some of your favorite French films?

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3 responses to “Les Films Français

  1. Interesting, but couldn’t you correct the title of your article , Film is masculine in French, so it should be ” Les films français ” . If you choose to write in french, do it as the french …

    • Corrected! Thanks for pointing it out. Admittedly, it is a bit careless to put such an obvious error in the title. I wish I could write error-free in French or any other foreign language, but I suppose making mistakes is part of learning a language. The error probably comes from all the German I have been studying lately, which requires a suffix (often ‘e’) at the end of an adjective. Ah, the beauty of language.

  2. Oooh I really want to see Le Voyage Du Ballon rouge. How did you like it??

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