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Five contemporary French documentaries you should watch right now

Fancy watching a French documentary? Here are five of the best recent releases, with everything from ballet to cinema. 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 to fit together in order to ensure a greener and more sustainable world. The film crew travel through the US, Denmark, India, and Switzerland and meet different people along the way who are all leaving......

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The five most romantic French films of all time

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. SPACE 1. Peau d'Âne (Once Upon a Time) by Jacques Demy, 1970 SPACE 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 king who insists that his......

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Five must-see French films for 2017

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 (Two Is A Family) - 2018 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 Sy's character, Samuel, partying hard in Marseille, only to be awoken one morning by a woman carrying a baby she claims is his. He chases her to London where he finds work and raises......

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Why do the French have such ‘crazy’ and ‘sexy’ movie titles?

WE’VE COLLECTED 21 OF THE MOST BIZARRE, SEXIEST, AND CRAZIEST EXAMPLES OF WHEN THE FRENCH HAVE RENAMED ENGLISH MOVIE TITLES… IN ENGLISH. BUT WHY DO THEY DO IT? The French have a strange habit of changing English-language movie names to different English-language titles. So, for example, The Hangover became Very Bad Trip for its France release: Strange, sure. But far from the strangest. So Euro Trip, for example, became Sex Trip. In fact, we noticed that the French translation team seems to have an unusual affinity for the word "sex". Wild Things, meanwhile, became Sex Crimes. Sometimes the translators didn't even really......

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The Must-See French Films of the Millennium

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