Five French Films to Discover This Summer and Where to Find Them
Getting hot yet? With your new French film streaming suggestions, it's about to get steamier. We have big casts, eye popping romances, and family favorites. Take a look for yourselves at what to pop on the tube after you've prepared yourself some fresh hors d'oeuvres and chilled bottle of rosé.
1. Little White Lies (Les petits mouchoirs, 2010)
What's summer without an eventful vacation - friendship drama included? Guillaume Canet's dramatic comedy will bring you back to the sun soaked wine and outdoor twilight picnics of summer in France. Complete with heated dialogues and a positively blockbuster cast, including François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, and Gilles Lellouche, you'll think you've been transported to your great aunt's European vacation home overnight. But alas; you're just in your living room!
Tis the season for adventure and for us, kayaking surely fits the bill. Not only does The Sweet Escape offer picturesque rolling shots of babbling brooks, forests and countryside, but Bruno Podalydès and Sandrine Kiberlain are utterly hilarious and heartwarming as the pie in the sky dreamer with an endearing plane obsession and the no-questions-asked supportive wife.
Imagine if this summer you were able to transport back in time to the French Riviera in 1915 and meet one of the world's most famed art master, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet). Unfortunately today's technology hasn't made that possible as of yet, but you can most certainly watch a movie about it! Get your art history notes out and watch Renoir, the passionate romance of the painter's sumptuous model (Christa Theret) who becomes his returning son's (Vincent Rottiers) lover, based on true events. The flic made quite the impression on us!
For a heartwarming story about reconnecting with long lost grandparents and frankly, for the view of the rustic and picturesque charm of the Carmargue region in Provence, catch My Summer in Provence, by Rose Bosch. This is where you can fulfill your fantasies of running away to rural France for a summer to take part in the local town festivals, sun drenched gardens and dancing into the night with limitless sangria abound. For all its cheesiness, it is much needed guilty pleasure all around and a great option for the whole family.
If you can't have a secret love triangle between friends in the summer, then when exactly can you? Charmingly frazzled Melodie (Anais Demoustier) finds herself in love with another woman, the struggling musician Charlotte (Sophie Verbeeck). The problem is, she's the other woman and Charlotte doesn't seem to be leaving her wholesome down to earth boyfriend Micha (Felix Moati) any time soon. So she does what any of us would do; She falls madly in lust with Micha. This isn't your average affair-centered melodrama. The quick-witted dialogue and charismatic characters offer a delightfully side-splitting experience, leaving you glued to the eye opening plot.