now that we’re far away from February 14th I can finally write a post about French films without falling into the “hopelessly romantic” trap.
I’m really not a fan of romantic comedies, in fact they either bore me to death or make me wish an ill fate to the protagonists, so you can tell Nicholas Evans is not exactly my cup of tea.
that being said, there are a few exceptions (and darn good ones too), and most of them happen to be directed by French filmmakers. I don0t know if this is just a coincidence or not, but these messieurs are pretty good at what they do. 🙂
so if you’re in the mood for a love story of sorts, here is a list of films I liked so much I actually bought on DVD so that I can enjoy them from time to time:
- Cédric Klapisch‘s trilogy: L’auberge espagnole (The Spanish Apartment), Les Poupée russes (Russian Dolls) and Casse-tête chinois (Chinese puzzle)
- Julie Deply‘s 2 Days in Paris and its sequel 2 Days in New York, I can barely stand her voice but the films are worth the pain 😉
- Yann Samuell‘s Jeux d’enfants (Love me if you dare)
- Pierre Salvadori‘s Hors de prix (Priceless)
- Jean-Pierre Jeunet‘s Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (Amélie)
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last but not least, an old WIP snap from last year of my other exception to the rule: a very romantic looking piece all in various shades of pink, a colour I’m (again) not a big fan of but I must surrender to the beauty of monochrome.
actually, can we call this monochrome? I mean, it is one colour declined in its different tones and variations. so does the term mono-chrome still apply or is there a better way to describe this kind of work? variations of pink? I’m calling it French Rose Sampler 😀
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I leave you with today’s clue for the mysterious piece 🙂
have fun and don’t forget a new game will be out Friday @ 7AM GMT+1, as usual! ciao!