French Movie Nights Chez Sigma

In order to get my French culture on, one thing I have been doing is having French movie nights with some of my other Francophile friends and sorority sisters. Approximately every two weeks or so we get together to watch a French film in order to practice our French, learn the names of famous French actors, and to be exposed to France and the French language and culture.

Last night we had a French movie night and we went to see The Artist. Being the 2011 Best Picture, I felt obligated to go see it. I was afraid I was not going to like it, but to quite the contrary I immensely enjoyed it. I laughed at all the right moments, and I found myself actually being able to imagine putting sound where there was supposed to be sound, and I was getting very good at reading actors’ lips. Contrary to twenty-first century belief, it is in fact entirely possible to understand and enjoy a silent film. I very glad we went to see it.

Other films we have watched include:

  • Amélie
  • Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (Welcome to the Sticks)
  • Paris, je t’aime (Paris, I love you)
  • Entre les Murs (The Class)
  • French Postcards
  • Le Petit Nicholas (Little Boy Nicholas)
  • L’Auberge Espanole (Spanish Apartment)
  • Russian Dolls
  • À la folie… pas du tout (He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not)
  • Les Choristes (The Chorus)
  • Valet
  • Notre Dame de Paris

Bucket list films

  • Intouchables
  • Hugo
  • Tintin
  • The Davinchi Code

Do you have any suggestions?

In completely unrelated news, The Hunger Games movie comes out in 2 WEEKS! I recently got sucked into reading the trilogy and I am now obsessed. If you haven’t read Suzanne Collins’ Best Sellers, it is definitely a MUST READ.



2 thoughts on “French Movie Nights Chez Sigma

  1. ahh you're so right K Bots!!! I do want to see that one!! I will let you know about the Hunger Games; make the most of seeing it in Korea; I was in Japan for the last HP film and it was sort of depressing, though I did manage to still go opening day (in no way was it the same). 🙂 Hope you're having a blast! xoxo

  2. um, listen Parapluies Des Cherbourg needs to be on your to see list. and, OH MY GOD! I cannot wait to see the Hunger Games. I met someone the other night who was a dead ringer for Katniss' personality. ahhhhhh! I am so mad I will be out of the country, but no worries, I will make sure to see it!

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