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7 Movies That Will Make You Reconsider Coming to Paris

Published on Expats Paris on September 27, 2018 1. Taken This film, starring Liam Neeson, has gone on to achieve cult-status and produce a slew of sequels. It follows a retired CIA agent (Neeson) who must travel from America to Europe and resurrect the skills from his past when his daughter is kidnapped in Paris. Without a doubt, this is an American tourist’s nightmare. Enjoy. 2. The Dreamers Don’t be fooled by the sex appeal of this movie...twisted things lie ahead. This 2003 film follows an American studying in Paris in 1968 (against the backdrop of the Paris student riots)......

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Champs-Élysées Film Festival: 6 of the greatest cinematic works

Published on Expats Paris on June 6, 2018 Champs-Élysées Film Festival: 6 of the greatest cinematic works featuring the grand Champs-Élysées avenue throughout the years. 6. Holy Motors by Leos Carax, 2012 This drama-fantasy became an instant hit throughout Europe as its artistic meaning and morals are left ambiguous to the audience. Its cast has major star power including such celebrities as Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, and Denis Lavant. The main character, Monsieur Oscar, drives a white limo throughout Paris for his mysterious jobs/roles.  The camera follows this white limo everywhere, especially when he drives on Champs-Élysées and passes the......

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Lumière, Caméra, Action

Why French Cinema is the Best of the Best All over the world, going to the movies is considered one of the most popular pastimes. We head over to the local cinema with our friends on a casual Friday night, indulge in some popcorn, then sit back and relax while we’re taken on another great adventure. The world of cinema is unquestionably a glamorous one. From the anticipation of the next greatest blockbuster, to red carpets at world premieres, and awaiting the box office results, there is always something to look forward to. The film industry is undoubtedly one of......

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Six must-see new French films that have wowed France

Posted on The Local on March 14, 2018 France has produced some fantastic films in recent months and the best six have been picked out by our friends at Lost in Frenchlation. These are the six films that the French themselves are all talking about. 1. Barbara: “Barbara” is a biographical drama about the sensational 1960s French chanteuse. Uniquely done this film follows Yves Zand (Mathieu Amalric), a director enraptured with the singer, as he tries to direct a film that perfectly captures the creative essence that surrounded the late Barbara. Zand and his actress portraying Barbara fall down a metaphorical......

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It’s the Cesar awards: What you need to know about this year’s ‘French Oscars’

Published on The Local on March 2, 2018 The Cesar Awards are set to take place in France on Friday night so our friends at Lost in Frenchlation have given us the lowdown on the films that could be set for glory at the illustrious "French Oscars." The France's Academy of Arts and Sciences unveiled their nominations for this year's César Awards a few weeks ago, and the night the winners will be announced has finally arrived. SPACE George Cravene, was the young age of 13 years old when he became inspired by the American film industry's Academy Awards, otherwise......

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Paris and cinema: Why the French capital is the city of the silver screen

Posted on The Local on October 25, 2017 Our friends at Lost in Frenchlation, who help bring French cinema to non-French speakers in Paris, explain why Paris shouldn't just be known as the city of light and love, but also the city of cinema. You might recognize Paris as being the hub of light, love, fashion, and art, but have you ever stopped to think about how deeply-rooted the concept of cinema is in Parisian culture? Paris has established itself as a city whose cinema is deeply embedded in its culture. Home to the world's first-ever movie screening in 1895,......

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Why watching French movies can be the best way to learn the language

Posted on The Local on June 29, 2017 The text books and the tiring conversations are necessary but the most relaxing, culturally eye-opening and simply enjoyable way to learn French is by going to the movies, with a note pad of course, writes Manon Kerjean from Lost in Frenchlation. Lost in Frenchlation runs French cinema nights in Paris with English subtitles. Here co-founder Manon Kerjean explains why going to the movies make the best lesson plans. You’re walking around Paris, catching every other word of the conversations buzzing around you. Suddenly everything you learned from all those years of French classes is slowly......

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Five new French documentaries you should watch right now

Posted on The Local on March 2, 2017 Here's a selection of must-see documentaries that have come out of France recently - with everything from ballet to cinema. Fancy watching a French documentary? Here are five of the best recent releases, put together by the masters of French film (with English subtitles), Lost in Frenchlation. 1. Tomorrow (Demain) - 2015 directed by Cyril Dion and French actress-filmmaker Mélanie Laurent This was the first optimist documentary film about ecology that’s more focused on solutions than problems; it raises awareness and warns us without being defeatist. The film helps us understand all the pieces that need......

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The five most romantic French films of all time

Posted on The Local on February 14, 2017 No one makes romantic films like the French do - here are five of the best. And no, Amelie is not one of them. In the mood for a cosy movie night? Here are your best options, from the masters of French film (with English subtitles), Lost in Frenchlation. 1. Peau d'Âne (Once Upon a Time) by Jacques Demy, 1970 A musical fairy tale, starring Catherine Deneuve (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) who is at her most beautiful in this film, and Jean Marais (Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast). Peau d'Âne is about a widowed......

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Five must-see French films for 2017

Posted on The Local on January 4, 2017 Here are five top picks for French cinema this year, according to our friends at Lost in Frenchlation. Looking to watch a French film this year? These films will be the cream of the crop, say the masters of French film (with English subtitles), Lost in Frenchlation. 1. 'Demain tout Commence' Directed by Hugo Gélin and starring Omar Sy from the hit 'Intouchables', this film has already garnered 4.4/5 stars on Allociné (the French cinema bible).  It sees Cy's character, Samuel, partying hard in Marseille, only to be awoken one morning by a woman......

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