sweet treasures #7+8+9…
Posted in film, france October 7th, 2010 by pia

movie still from les choristes

These past couple of months I’ve been in retreat again, while working toward another deadline for the production of the book – this basically means no weekends or nights out but lots of wonderful “nights in”.  So, it’s now become part of the routine that every few days or so french boy finds us a french movie to watch at home.  Since I know lots of you like the same things as me, I thought you’d appreciate knowing my 3 favourites from the collection thus far. They really are ‘sweet treasures’, in every way.  And I won’t tell you what they are about because I didn’t know until I watched them  – instead, just an image from each film. That, plus while writing this post I asked french boy to email me the french names of the movies, and with that he included his very brief description of each in English to jog my memory – they made me laugh, so I’ve included them here for you too. Enjoy…

sweet treasure #7:

Les enfants du marais. (the swamp story)

sweet treasure #8:

Les choristes (the choir story)

sweet treasure #9:

Une hirondelle a fait le printemps (the girl from Paris gone farmer)


PS Michel Serrault & Gérard Jugnot have since become two of my favourite french actors.

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  1. Katarina says

    I LOVE Les Choristes! You’ve inspired me to watch it again 🙂
    And thanks for the tips, I’ll check the others too.

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  2. Claire says

    Les Choristes and Une hirondelle a fait le printemps are beautiful films.
    May i suggest Barbarian Invasions and Summer Hours, and Best of Youth trilogy, an Italian classic.
    Thank you for sharing so much on your blog. It continues to inspire us to do things slowly and renovate and repair what we have. Thank you

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  3. Becka says

    I love the look of ‘the swamp story’! hehe That photo you’ve posted is so vivid and beautiful it makes me want to jump right into the scene. Hmmm, now to track down a copy.

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  4. Holly Springett says

    I loved Les Choristes when I watched it a while ago, but had forgotten about it – thanks for the reminder!

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  5. joanne says

    i’ve watched 2 out of 3!
    good taste!

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  6. amanda says

    they all look great – thanks for the suggestions!

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  7. Henrietta says

    I loved Les Choristes, I just watched it few weeks ago and of course at end I cried.
    Greetings from Finland:)

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  8. Lucinda Keller says

    Thank you thank you for the movie tips!

    October 12th, 2010 | #

  9. Jane says

    I have Les Choristes in my wish list!

    October 12th, 2010 | #

  10. josephine says

    thanks for the tips! i’ve added them to my rental list.

    October 13th, 2010 | #

  11. Luis says

    Nice choice!

    October 14th, 2010 | #

  12. Nicodemus Green says

    So glad I’ve found others that enjoy French cinema as much as I do. Une Hirondelle is probably my all time favorite film. I watch it at least twice per month. Is that weird??

    XOXO from Ann Arbor, MI USA

    December 28th, 2010 | #

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