Monthly Archives: December 2011

Advent: Day 25

Joyeux Noel! I hope you enjoyed all the French film and food, your bellies are happy, and your thirst for brilliant entertainment from the land of Paris and Aix-en-Provence is quenched. Here are some pictures of the food, the decorations, and … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 24

The Film: Joyeux Noël I wrap up this series with a French film about Christmas. Based on actual events the film tells the story of a Christmas Eve during World War I. The real events are much more interesting and … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 23

The Film: Un long dimanche de fiançailles [A Very Long Engagement] Some movies take you on a journey. There may be times you’re not sure you want to go but if you do you will be rewarded. It isn’t often … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 22

The Film: Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre [Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra] There have been films which attempted to replicate the style of their sources whether by dialog or visual interpretation — but few have ever come this close to … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 21

The Film: Le petit Nicolas [Little Nicholas] There is nothing so wonderful as a film that makes you laugh out loud. Makes you gasp, and cheer, or simply sit back and enjoy with a goofy smile on your face. Nicholas … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 20

The Film: Comme une image [Look At Me] A  likeable film about unlikeable characters, you will never see another story like this. At the center is one man — a famous writer, a father and husband, a womanizer, a self-centered … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 19

The Film: Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis [Welcome to the Sticks] When heavy action and teary dramas don’t sit right. When romance and thrillers fail to please. Comedy is the best medicine. This year there were comedies about death, r-rated box-office hits, … Continue reading

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