Notre Dame de Paris: The Musical

Notre-Dame de Paris is a French-Québécois musical that debuted in Paris in September 1998. Based on novelist Victor Hugo’s Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame), it has been performed in more than 17 countries and in seven different languages. Even better, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Notre Dame de Paris broke the record for the most successful musical in its first … Continue reading Notre Dame de Paris: The Musical

Hogwarts Will Always Be There to Welcome You Home

“The stories we love best do live in use forever, so whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” -JK Rowling If there a story that has brought worldwide generations together, it would hands-down have to be Harry Potter. I have been a die-hard fan since approximately 2001, for both the books and films alike. I’m … Continue reading Hogwarts Will Always Be There to Welcome You Home

L’Hybride in Lille

The French do not really celebrate Halloween, as All Saints Day on November 1st is the recognized holiday in France. Coming back from an awesome yet exhausting trip from Poland, a group of past and present lecteurs decided to shake things and do something a little different, and definitely unique, for the holiday (and kindly invited me to join them!) L‘Hybride is an independent film … Continue reading L’Hybride in Lille

Casse-Tête Chinois

The first French movie I ever saw was L’Auberge Espagnole, back when I was still a student in high school. One of my favorite French films to date, this film is about 25-year-old Xavier (Romain Duris), who decides to spend a year in Barcelona, completing a Master’s Degree in Economics while also improving his Spanish. During his year abroad he lives in a Spanish Apartment … Continue reading Casse-Tête Chinois

Catching Fire: N’oublie pas qui est l’ennemi

Until a few minutes ago, I was literally almost dying of anticipation over here in France. Hunger Games: Catching Fire came out last week in the United States, and of course since all of my USA besties are die-hards they saw it at midnight. But, Catching Fire still does not come out in France until the 27th of November! About a week ago, Catching Fire … Continue reading Catching Fire: N’oublie pas qui est l’ennemi

Going to the Cinema in France- VO vs VF

Going to the cinema can be complicated in France. There are a few choices to make beforehand, specifically on if you are going to see the movie in V.O. (Version Originale, or Original Version, aka the language in which the movie was created, such as English, German, etc. but with French subtitles) or in V.F. (Version française, aka French Version, which means the film is … Continue reading Going to the Cinema in France- VO vs VF