French Films Have Mastered The Plot Twist
French films are beyond unpredictable. American films focus on the character's actions while their French counterparts focus on the character's emotions. This is a foreign concept to me. Regardless, because of this difference of focus, my American way of watching and understanding French films leaves me completely unable to guess what will happen next.
This is a good thing and a bad thing. It is good because the film is much more exciting, but the bad thing is that I can't emotionally prepare myself for what happens next.
Go watch Le Huitieme Jour, cry for three days, seek medical attention or professional help if needed, and then get back to me with your thoughts.
Guys, if you want to watch a good emotional Movie, watch The Intouchables! Its very good as well :)
It's very very funny, yet almost makes you cry at the same time. The shaving scene was just hilarious.
Les quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows), Intouchables, Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (Amélie) and Amour among some of the best French-language films I've seen and recommend!
You know what films you should watch? You should watch : La Belle et La Bête, Les parapluies de Cherbourg, 13 Tzameti, Jean de Florette and its sequel, Manon des Sources, Edith Piaf La Vie en Rose the HBO film documentary, and À la Folie... pas du Tout.
I followed the discussion to see what happens and what else awesome movie titles I can get from you guys :D
La vie est un long fleuve tranquille is one I remember seeing as a child, or anything by Francois Ozon.
If you like outrageous characters that defy any Hollywood behavioral logic, see some films by Almodovar (Spanish).
Le huitieme jour is part of the curriculum for Advanced French class at my school, a class that is really about life and how to live it well and to the fullest, through the lessons of French literature and film. The Baker's Wife (redemption, community) is also a part, with Manon des Source and Jean de la Florette.
I think that Jeux d'enfants (Love Me if You Dare) is a great film to watch. It is the best!!!!!!!!!
Go watch Jacques Tati's Playtime. PLAYTIME is just a fantastic ordinary journey of M. Hulot. His emotions, the way he moves, so artistic... Conseil d'un français cinéphile parmi tant d'autres ;)