Il y a longtemps que je t’aime - Philippe Claudel - UGC Images, 2008
Just out of a long stint in prison, a grieving mother slowly reconnects with the world around her. Meanwhile, the secret reason for her crime is revealed, threatening to destroy her attempts to rebuild her relationship with her sister and her life back home. Hard hitting yet tenderly shot, this film is unique.
Genre : Drama, mystery (12)
In French with English subtitles
Arthur et les Minimoys - Luc Besson - Europacorp Diffusion, 2007
Captivating family adventure about a community of little adventurers only Arthur can see. One day he meets the Minimoys, and is taken on a quest beyond his wildest dreams. A fantasy adventure for children and adults alike.
Genre: Fantasy, adventure (PG)
In French, with French subtitles
Le mec de la tombe d’à côté - Katarina Mazetti - Gaia Editions, 2009
After the death of her husband, Désirée faithfully returns to the cemetery to contemplate life without a soul. That is, until she meets Benny, the Guy in the Grave Next Door, a farmer who has just lost his mother. Beautifully told, this story of the collision of two cultures and the love that lives on is a testament to life and the self.
Genre : Novel
Paris au cinema: La vie rêvée de la capitale de Méliès à Amélie Poulain
N.T. Binh and Franck Garbarz - Editions Paligramme and Compagnie
parisienne du livre, 2003
French cinema has never shown another town in quite the same light as Paris, which has set the scene for star-speckled love affairs, sunny mornings and everything in between. A panoramic view of cinema à la parisienne from the 1920s to the early 2000s.
Genre : Encyclopedia
Level : Intermediate
Asterix in Britain - Goscinny and Uderzo - Orion Books, 2012
Follow the most beloved characters of French comic book history, Asterix and Obelix, as they cross the Channel and discover Great Britain. Light hearted fun and madcap adventures abound.
Genre: Comic Book
Transat - Aude Picault - Editions Delcourt, 2009
Set off on a journey of self discovery with Aude Picault, the cartoonist
who leaves her dreary urban life behind for a calm and peaceful trek across the Atlantic. On her way, she learns the tricks of the seaman’s trade, makes new friends and discovers new countries. This travel diary in pictures makes for lovely light reading.
Louise Attaque - Louise Attaque - Atmosphériques, 1997
A surprising blend of rock and folk music is to be found on this upbeat CD. Each song is a modern sonnet, a snapshot of family life, relationships and solitude.
Genre: Rock, folk music