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Philippe Noiret and Salvatore Cascio are Superb in Cinema Paradiso

Take a wistful glimpse at the early postwar years with filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso. This beautiful film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival and Foreign Language Film At the Academy Awards in 1990. There was a time when the local movie house was “the” gathering place of small towns.… Continue reading Philippe Noiret and Salvatore Cascio are Superb in Cinema Paradiso

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Acting Extraordinaire from Signoret, Clouzot and Meurisse in Masterpiece Les Diaboliques

This is one of my favourite films! My best friend and I even performed a version of this in our French class. I had seen the film years before, when I was 10 or 11. They used to rerun these great films all the time, now PBS or Public Broadcasting Service, TVO, TCM and Silver… Continue reading Acting Extraordinaire from Signoret, Clouzot and Meurisse in Masterpiece Les Diaboliques

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Belmondo and Seberg captivate us in Breathless

In this classic 1960 French film, Jean-Paul Belmondo is a wandering criminal and Jean Seberg plays his American girlfriend. Jean-Luc Godard’s first feature-length work was Belmondo’s breakthrough film. I was in my teens when I discovered this on late night tv, my introduction to the French way of filmmaking, French New Wave. It is captivating!… Continue reading Belmondo and Seberg captivate us in Breathless

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Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot /M. Hulot’s Holiday Brings Back Summer Memories

Watching a well-executed masterpiece is pure pleasure. Summer’s over but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it just a little while longer. M. Hulot’s Holiday will remind you of what summers used to be like, with the camera as observer you will watch life and circumstance unfold  right in front of you. The gentle humour… Continue reading Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot /M. Hulot’s Holiday Brings Back Summer Memories