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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 for him, a little bit like Alice, played by the radiant Louise Bourgoin. This duo works. They both have opposite, but complementary energies . Certainly, this melodrama seems to be aimed for a microcosm of well-informed Parisians. However, anyone can identify with the characters (even Joey Starr, in his unexpected part, well acted) and to the situations they are encountering. The moments of camera close-ups allow the characters to reveal themselves, to show us their sensibilities and their real selves without hiding behind the hypocrite mask they put on in society. Beigbeder generously shares with us his literary and artistic tastes. He also kindly offers to Canal + his service as a former adman by placing almost everyone. Known as a literary columnist, the French channel has allowed him to increase his notoriety, finance the adaptation of his novel (l’amour dure trois ans/ Love lasts three years) and to surround himself with an amazing casting.The only downside is that this movie sadly doesn’t translate well in other cultures. Deeply French by its references,  it talks about the universal theme of love. We smile when we recognized Canal + columnists, French philosophers and Parisian places such as Hôtel Amour, Montana and more. This universe ingrained in French culture will please French lovers and Francophiles.

By Anoushka Ravanshad, French actress &  Cinema flair Contributor

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Children of Paradise

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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 […]

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Amelie’s fabulous destiny

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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, […]

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You will be my son, from a passion for wine, a movie was born

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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 […]

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Young and beautiful by French filmmaker François Ozon

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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. […]

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Serge Gainsbourg’s Heroic life by director Joann Sfar

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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 […]

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Time regained 1999, a French movie adapted from a masterpiece by Raoul Ruiz

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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 […]

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