Il n'est pas tout à fait jeudi, je sais. J'ai décidé de poster ce jeudi film reprend semaine un jour plus tôt parce que je poste demain quelque chose qui n'a pu avoir été publié sur n'importe quel autre jour. Eh bien, peut-être que c'est possible, mais il ne serait pas juste sentir bon. C'est tout que je vais dire à ce sujet. Quant à aujourd'hui, nous allons plonger dans un autre grand sujet fourni par vagabond à l'errance à travers les étagères. Cette fois-ci, ce sont les films Français.
Oh, I'm sorry. You were expecting English, right? Okay, fine. Don't be mad at me because I parlez vous Français. Okay, I don't. However, there's thing called the whole wonderful world wide inter-webby thingy, it's amazing. You can do pretty much anything.
Oh, you knew about that? Well, don't brag about it. Jeez. Just read on. No, I'm not telling, I'm asking. It's the polite thing to do. It will be to your benefit, if you're like me and equate French with fries, toast, and kissing. Why? Because the paragraph below tells you what that first paragraph says. Sneaky, ain't I?
It's not quite Thursday, I know. I decided to post this week's Thursday Movie Picks a day earlier because I'm posting something tomorrow that could not have been posted on any other day. Well, maybe it could, but it just wouldn't feel right. That's all I'll say about that. As for today, we'll dive right into another great topic supplied by Wanderer at Wandering Through the Shelves. This time, it's French movies.
Normally I go hidden gems with these picks. This time I'm going to keep it simple and give you what are probably my three faves. As has become the norm over the last few weeks, I'll give them to you chronologically. Here they are.
Or should I say, ils sont ici?
Les Quatre Cents Coup
[The 400 Blows]
(1959)I'm not the biggest fan of the French New Wave. However, I am a huge fan of this movie which helped kick it off. It is the directorial debut of Francois Truffaut and is largely autobiographical. We follow a tweenage boy named Antoine roam the streets while his parents mostly can't be bothered with him. After a little more than an hour and a half, the movie doesn't end so much as it stops. Where it does, we're left to entertain endless possibilities for the future of our young protagonist. As far as I'm concerned, this is French New Wave's most undeniable, and most haunting masterpiece.
De rouille et d'os
[Rust and Bone]
(2008)Fast forwarding almost fifty years brings us to my next selection. This one follows a couple through the ups and downs of a relationship they're not even sure they are in. To complicate matters, our heroine Stephanie has just both legs due to an accident involving a killer whale. The movie is fueled by Marion Cotillard's dynamite performance of a complex character.
La vie d'Adèle
[Blue is the Warmest Color]
(2013)Finally, we have one of last year's best movies. It's a sprawling love story that feels genuine every step of the way. More than that, it's just a daring piece of film making, one that pushes the envelope both visually and emotionally. There's really not much more that hasn't already been said. I'll just add a simple command: watch it now.