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Les gardiennes
Les gardiennes (☞imdb)
An authentic look at life in rural France during WW1 where the women manage the land while the men are at the front. Beautifully filmed and full of emotion. French cinema at its best.

You can find my short review in the LightDrama section of my cinema pages.
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Une saison en France
Une saison en France (☞imdb)
An asylum seeker and his two children start to make a new life in Paris while awaiting the outcome of his asylum application. For a short while we see the warmth of a budding new family before the system delivers its verdict. Warmth turns into despair with one particularly shocking episode that jerks one back into the reality of the situation. This should be compulsory viewing in these intolerant times.

You can find my short review in the Drama section of my cinema pages.
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TV 5 Monde Plus
TV5 Monde Plus
TV 5 is offering many categories of series and films in the French language as a world service.

These are for French speaking audiences and do not have subtitles but it is a valuable resource for anybody wanting to practise comprehension.

Enjoy!
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Deux moi
Deux moi (☞imdb)
Two young people in Paris, both somewhat troubled, and throughout this film you will be rooting for them to get together. But despite living in adjacent buildings and occasionally crossing paths they seem destined not to meet. But be patient!

You can find my short review in the light drama section of my cinema pages.
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3 Coeurs
3 Coeurs (☞imdb)
A love triangle that has as much to do with fate as it does with the people involved. Marc misses a date with Sylvie, who then goes to America. Marc then meets Sophie, who he marries. But unbeknown to him she's Sylvie's sister.

You can find my short review in the Romance section of my cinema pages.
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (☞imdb)
Set in late 18th Century Brittany and directed by Céline Sciamma, this is very much a female oriented film exploring the deep relationship between a young noblewoman and the female artist who has been commissioned to paint her portrait.

You can find my short review in the Romance section of my cinema pages.
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La peau de chagrin
La peau de chagrin (☞imdb)
A mystic tale from the novel by Honoré de Balzac sees a young author enter a pact that will change his life by granting his every wish but at the cost of shortening it each time a wish is made.

You can find my short review in the LightDrama section of my cinema pages.
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Guillaume, la jeunesse du conquérant
Guillaume, la jeunesse du conquérant (☞imdb)
The story of William the Conqueror's youth. A struggle for survival as those who contested his right to succession plot to thwart his claim while his supporters endeavour to protect him.

You can find my short review in the Drama section of my cinema pages.
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La (nouvelle) guerre de boutons
La (nouvelle) guerre des boutons (☞imdb)
Based on the book by Louis Pergaud published in 1912 and set in rural France, this film features a 'war' between rival gangs of kids from neighbouring villages. Play escalates into violence and removing the buttons from the other side's captives represents the spoils of war.

You can find my short review in the Light Drama section of my cinema pages.
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