Category: Book and DVD recommmendations

  • La fille inconnue – the unknown girl

    An excellent movie by the famous Belgian Dardenne brothers about a young doctor who gets accidently involved in solving a crime story, compelling… Un excellent film, realisé par les frères Dardenne qui raconte l’histoire d’une jeune doctoresse involontairement impliquée dans une histoire de crime…

  • ‘A bras ouverts’ movie from the ‘ qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au bon Dieu’ director…

    If you enjoyed ‘qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au bon dieu?’ you’ll love this one too! Si vous avez aimé ‘qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au bon dieu’? vous allez adorer celui-ci aussi…

  • Sage- femme The midwife

    Claire is a midwife in a maternity hospital. She is humane and helpful and gives herself entirely to her patients. But for all that her life is not a bed of roses. Her hospital is about to close its doors and the devoted woman is determined not to work in the new modern hospital she […]

  • L’odyssee – a film about the life of Cousteau

    In 1948, Jacques -Yves Cousteau was leading an idyllic life by the Mediterranean sea but he was dreaming of adventure.. In order to fulfil his dreams the charismatic sea explorer was prepared to do anything… A beautiful film which covers 30 years of his life and which provides much food for thought and reflection as […]

  • Great short stories to help improve your French

    Reading a whole long novel in a foreign language can be a daunting prospect at first, these short stories are ideal to get you started!

  • Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont – The African doctor

      Based on a true story this film tell the story of the difficulties that a doctor and his family encountered when coming from Congo trying to settle in a small village in rural France in the 70’s. Despite a few stereotypes on the region and the 70’s this film is both moving and funny, […]

  • Nympheas noirs – livre

    Si vous aimez Monet et Giverny vous adorerez ce livre plein de suspens et de rebondissements! A plot full of suspens set in the lovely town of Monet’s famous Giverny village.

  • Elle – movie

    Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that […]

  • Chocolat – Chocolate the clown

    A beautiful film based on a true story with one of France favourite actors Omar Sy… The clown Chocolat (Rafael Padilla) becomes, in 1886, the first black artist of the French scene. He forms a comedy duo with white clown George Foottit in a special universe with the white clown, authoritative, and a black clown […]

  • Retour chez ma mère – Back to Mom’s

    A great comedy to take your mind off the winter blues… Stephanie (Alexandra Lamy) is a 40-year-old architect who finds herself moving back in with her sexagenarian mother, Jacqueline (Balasko), after a bad business deal robbed her not only of a job but practically all her possessions. Their initial cohabitation is something of a disaster, […]