Saturday, 12 April 2014

The List Hero Loves... French Cinema

J'adore le cinéma français and here are dix (10) of mes films préférés.

#10  I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Il y a longtemps que je t'aime
A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
Imdb Rating:  7.6

#9  Mesrine:  Killer Instinct (2008)
L'instinct de mort
The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.
César Awards:  Best Actor (Vincent Cassel) and Best Director (Jean-François Richet)
Imdb Rating:  7.6

#8  Untouchable  (2011)
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.
Satellite Award:  Best Foreign Language Film
Imdb Rating:  8.6

#7  Blue is the Warmest Colour  (2013)
La vie d'Adèle - Chapitres 1 et 2
Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Cannes Film Festival:  Palme d'Or Winner
Imdb Rating:  8.0

#6  The Dinner Game  (1998)
Le dîner de cons
Each week, Pierre and his friends organize what is called as "un dîner de cons". Everyone brings the dumbest guy he could find as a guest.
César Awards:  Best Screenplay 
Imdb Rating:  7.7

#5  La Vie en Rose  (2007)
The life story of singer Edith Piaf.  This was the first time I'd come across the amazing Marion Cotillard, who stars as the protagonist, and I instantly fell in love...
The Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
The Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture
The César Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
The BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Imdb Rating:  7.7

#4  Amélie  (2001)
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.
César Awards:   Best Film, Best Director, Best Music and Best Production Design. 
Imdb Rating:  8.5

#3  The Closet  (2001)
Le Placard
A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.
Shanghai International Film Festival:  Best Actor (Daniel Auteuil)
Imdb Rating:  7.1

#2  A Prophet  (2009)
Un prophète
A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where racial tensions begin.
BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
Imdb Rating:  7.9

#1  Delicatessen  (1991)
Delicatessen is a weird post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares an interesting delicacy for his strange tenants.  I don't expect you to like it... and that's why I love it.
César Awards:   Best Editing, Best Film Work, Best Production Design and Best Writing.
Imdb Rating:  7.8

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