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Remember the Snow Patrol video for “Open Your Eyes” that came out a few years ago? They used partial footage from C’était un Rendezvous, a short film released in 1976 by director Claude Lelouch, remastered by the fine folks at Spirit Level Film. This is a breath-taking early morning journey through the streets of Paris. Stay tuned for an exclusive offer from I Love French Movies.
As comforting as curling up with a good book, there are a handful of movies that I enjoy watching at least once a year. Angel-A, Night on Earth (I’ll admit just for the vignette shot in Paris), Ronin. As much as I love a good action flick or a serious film that makes me think, comedies will probably always be my favorites.
A few nights ago I watched Le Diner de Cons for the umpteenth time, and I’m once again amazed at what a tight, almost perfect comedy it is.
Tatie Danielle is another perennial favorite, Tsilla Chelton’s portrayal of the title character so brilliant that I’m reminded of a lemon tart, acidic and sweet at the same time.
The Valet (Le Doublure) is a relatively new film that’s also made my list of movies to watch at least once a year, Daniel Auteuil’s spoiled billionaire a joy to behold as he continues to meltdown while the plot unfolds.
Which French comedies do you like to watch over and over?
In the weeks ahead I’ll have my reviews on Micmacs and Un Prophete, as well as updated reviews on many of the films listed on this site. Until then I wish you all a Joyeux Noël and a Happy New Year.