A few days ago, I made the comment on my Instagram story that, among the many francophiles I know, the film Midnight in Paris always comes up as a favorite film. Call me crazy, but I don’t get it. The story never drew me in, and I now think although I’m not interested to watch it again, perhaps I should to try once more to see what all the fuss is about.
For my money, the Before trilogy of films with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke are far better Frenchy movies. I don’t know if it’s the long, deep conversations that get me, the scenery of the filming locations (hello, Vienna, Paris, and coastal Greece!), or the French-American connection that is of course extremely familiar to me. The chemistry between the two actors is palpable and make for a journey that make you crave the next film (they were all filmed 9 years apart). Perhaps in 2022 we’ll be blessed with a fourth film.
I asked you to share some of your favorite French and French-themed movies with me, and I’ve added a couple more that I enjoy that were either shot in Paris or have some connection with France that gives them merit to be on this list. Enjoy! 🍿📽