Amélie, a young waitress in a Montmartre bar “Les deux Moulins” spends her time observing people. She has a huge imagination. Her goal in life : do good around her. She invents stratagems to act anonymously in the existence of others. Her path is punctuated with encounters : Georgette, the hypochondriac tobacconist, Lucine, grocery assistant, Madeleine Walace, the caretaker who loves porto and her stuffed animals, Raymond Dufayel alias “the man of glass”, her neighbor who only lives throughout a reproduction of Renoir’s painting. This quest for happiness leads to the encounter of this weird bird by the name of Nino Quincampoix, a modern and very eccentric “prince charming”. He spends his time working in a fantom train and a sex-shop and tries to identify this secret individual in a photography that seems to reappear ceaselessly in the Parisian Photo Booths. For The Parisian Flair, this movie is truly a must see. The favorite of the entire selection! Nothing can beat this masterpiece directed by the poetic French Jean-Pierre Jeunet. First of all, it takes place in Paris so obviously you will be able to dream and travel during the whole movie. Secondly, it’s a truly romantic colorful and dreamy movie. The same way The Parisian Flair brings you French culture, Amélie is a movie that will bring you emotions and a smile.
For French learners or already French speaking pros, this feature is perfect! Many references you must know such as French expressions “c’est le pompom!” / “that’s the limit”, proverbs such as “une hirondelle ne fait pas le printemps” which means that from one element we cannot draw precise or general conclusions. The Kouign-aman a delicious pastry from the French region of Brittany, Montmartre, rue quincampoix, the Sacré Coeur, the Paris-Brest pastry (made with hazelnut) and much more you will have to discover by watching this lovely tale.
A 1945 French Classic: the story of Garance, a beautiful French courtesan French director François Truffaut once said: “‘I would give up all my films to have directed Children of Paradise’”. The plot is a French love story between Baptiste, a theater mime, and Claire Reine, an actress who calls herself Garance played by the radiant Arletty. Les Enfants du […]
Fascinated by wine, French filmmaker Gilles Legrand’s new movie “You will be my son” / “tu seras mon fils” is a story about an endangered vintage cuvée. Shot in an authentic Saint-Emilion vineyard. Now available in American movie theaters since August 16th, we really recommend you go see this French movie. You will discover a […]
Francois Ozon’s last masterpiece “Young and beautiful” could be renamed by F.Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Beautiful and Damned”, because in this movie, beauty reveals itself as a damnation. In his fifteenth movie, Ozon portrays a 17-year-old’s identity crisis, throughout 4 seasons and 4 songs (by Françoise Hardy). The actress and model Marine Vacth plays the lead role, Isabelle. […]
Sfar was born in Nice, France. The Parisian Flair decided to focus on his work of art which are comic books. From 2009 to 2010, Sfar wrote and directed Gainsbourg: Une Vie Heroique, a biopic of the iconic French songwriter and singer. The Parisian Flair gives 4 stars to Joann Sfar’s fable movie. Perfectly acted, the lead […]
L’amour dure trois ans “Love last three years” a movie adapted from French author Frederic Beigbeder’s best seller. I wonder how this fabulous semi-intellectual hipster jerk looking face has achieved to move me? Actually, yes I know, Gaspard Proust is simply exhilarating in his pretentious part, hypocrite, with a huge ego. Nevertheless, surprisingly charming. I felt […]
The Parisian Flair picked this movie to continue the focus on Marcel Proust, a wonderful French author. The plot is simple. Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. He’s staring at pictures, which allows him to reminisce his past lovers, his youth and why the Great War ended a level of society. His memories shift back […]