If you’re still enjoying the holiday and you have time to relax watching films and series, I suggest you to watch these French films. I’ve always liked French films, they have that je ne sais quoi that make them charming and delightful.
“PRICELESS” (original title “HORS DE PRIX”, which means very expensive). This is a lovely rom-com set in the French Riviera, which is a reason to watch a film per se. Starring the adorable Audrey Tautou and Gad Elmaleh, one of the most famous French actors, the film is about Irène, a charming gold digger who is eager to settle down with an older, very rich man to live a lavish life, and Jean, a waiter who falls for Iréne at first sight and that she mistakes for a very wealthy man. The film is delightful and funny and Audrey Tautou has a beautiful wardrobe, made of sexy and classy evening dresses and simple and feminine daytime outfits. (Director: Pierre Salvadori, 2006).
“IT BOY” (original title “20 ANS D’ÉCART”, which means 20 years apart). Alice, played by Virginie Efira, is a 38 years old workaholic who aims at becoming the editor-in-chief of the magazine “Rebelle” but she’s considered too old and too boring to make it. So she decides to fake a relationship with 19 years old student Balthazar, played by Pierre Niney (you may have seen in him in “Yves Saint Laurent” biopic), to look like a modern and rebel woman and get the job. Age-gap relatioships, when the woman is older, are now pretty common but it’s undeniable that society still see them as something unusual. As many women do, after all. (Director David Moreau, 2013).
“SWIMMING POOL”. Not into romantic comedies? This film, directed by François Ozon, is a thriller with Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagnier. Sarah Morton, played by Rampling, is a successful writer of detective novels with the writer’s block (it always happens in films with writers as protagonists). Her publisher, John Bosload (played by Charles Dance) offers her to spend some time in his country house in the South of France. The place is peaceful until the arrival of Julie, who is John’s daughter. Or maybe not. Spoiler: it’s not a film for people who need explanation for everything. (Director: François Ozon, 2003)
And of course, if you haven’t watched it, yet, another French film to watch is “La Piscine”.