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Anyone like Jean de Florette?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 4:34 am
by socalsarah
I've just begun exploring the beauty of foreign film. I really liked Jean de Florette & Manon of the Spring...some others I've enjoyed:
The Silence (Iran 98)
The Bicycle Thief
Amelie
Malena -Tornatore
Pocket Change (French)
Cinema Paradiso
Any suggestions as to films like these that I'd enjoy? Much Thanks!

Re: Anyone like Jean de Florette?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 11:02 am
by HASSELBAINK007
Have you got all day,ok for a new starter
France

L`Ennui
Noce Blanche
Les Valseuses
Cyrano De Bergerac
The Dream Life Of Angels
Le Bonheur Est Dans Le Pre
Le Diner De Cons
Harry he is here to help
Vgabond
Chances or Coincidence
Venus Beauty
The Horseman On The Roof
Mademoiselle
La Reine Margot
L`Enfer
Les Miserables
Une Femme Francais
La Haine
Le Placard


Re: Anyone like Jean de Florette?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 8:22 pm
by socalsarah
merci merci merci....how about italian?? thanks =)

Re: Anyone like Jean de Florette?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 11:15 pm
by hindimiddle
" The conformist" by Bertolucci was powerful
" Bread and chocolate" Nino Manfreddi was nostalgic
" 8 1/2" Fellini, be advised that his films are only about himself and that I find ironically universal and idiosyncratic at the same time.

For the French, I think you might want to look at Rohmer's work as well, at least "Calire's knee" or "Ma nuit chez Maude"

Japanese cinema is aesthetically different. Nontheless it offers a keen insight, that I thought impossible to be local. You'd expect the rather more common universal experience of a filmmaker's mind.

And I think I should not forget Ingmar Bergman - which should go without saying that his work is a must-see.


Re: Anyone like Jean de Florette?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 11:48 pm
by socalsarah
wow..thank-you! Are there any Persian film choices that you'd recommend? Are there any Bollywood films that are worth seeing? =)

Re: Anyone like Jean de Florette?

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2002 7:33 pm
by montse
well if you like Jean de florette than you need to see the second part "Manon des Sources"...when the little girl comes back to the house after she realised that all was aplot to buy her dad's property.

As a modern movie I recomend "the girl on the bridge" with Daniel Auteuil (also in jean de Florette) and Vanessa Paradis. Is a magic love story in a beautiful black and white.

"Elode de l'amour" by jean Luc Goddard is a little masterpiece made a pouple years a go.

I also loved " Aurrevoir les enfants" by Louis malle. (exellent)

If you want italian try "the bicycle thief" by Vittorio de Sica" a true master piece as classic cinema (but this one is a very well made drama about the post war in south Italy". On a more modern film maybe anything with Roberto begnini (he will make you laugh so much you will cry!!)

And I have to mention Ingmar Bergman...anything by him is a true gem. pure and simple...there are many more but I am not too keen on lists, cos for a list there are plenty everywhere!

Good luck and comment on them or anyother you have seen

Montse XX

Re: Anyone like Jean de Florette?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 1:43 pm
by stingo31
Heh ironically I just ordered Jean and Manon so they should be in this week (can't wait). For the person who listed Cyrano de Bergerac, is it the Depardieu version? I've been looking for a great DVD release of that film for quite a while.

As for Italian films - a couple really come to mind - Amarcord (which I didn't like at first, but now that I "get it" I love it). And Salo, which is an experience unto itself - definitely not for the squeamish.

Re: Anyone like Jean de Florette?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 1:46 pm
by stingo31
Since I can't edit - will add another post. I notice Bergman being recommended, The Seventh Seal is one of my all time favorite films and of course is highly recommended. Another way to go is to check peoples' profiles and see what their favorite movies are - might give you an insight as to what to get next.

Re: Anyone like Jean de Florette?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 8:02 pm
by jdcopp
If you liked " Pocket Change " then you might want to check out " La Fracture du myocarde " (English title " Cross Your Heart ") and " Le Grand Chemin ". Also you might look into
" Forbidden Games ". all deal primarily with children.

Re: Anyone like Jean de Florette?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2003 8:33 pm
by HASSELBAINK007
YOU WOULD LOVE MIKE BASSETT ENGLAND MANAGER-That is just like Jean de Florette and Manon Des Sources it stars Ricky Tomlinson and Gerard Depardieu