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Bonjour, and welcome to what I hope is an eclectic mix of French content that reflects my day to day encounters with news, commentary and learning materials, mainly from a variety of francophone sources that I follow on social media.
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La Belle Époque
La Belle Époque (☞imdb)
Victor, thrown out by his wife, relives the day in 1974 when he met the love of his life in a café in Lyon. A realistic re-enactment staged by the director friend of his son, during which Victor falls in love all over again.

You can find my short review in the Romance section of my cinema pages.
La vie en miettes
La vie en miettes (☞imdb)
After the death of his mother, Jonathan's wife is injured in a car accident. But it transpires that it's not his wife, and this 'perfect stranger' lives in a house he doesn't know, but where people appear to know him. Thus the intrigue begins.

You can find my short review in the Light Drama section of my cinema pages.
Les petits mouchoirs
Les petits mouchoirs (☞imdb)
A group of Parisians set off for their annual break leaving behind a friend badly injured in a road accident. The men of the group each have an issue in their lives, which play out both comedically and dramatically during the holiday.

You can find my short review in the Light Drama section of my cinema pages.
L'Été meurtrier
L'Été meurtrier (☞imdb)
A beautiful and provocative young woman arrives in a quiet French village and forms a relationship with a young mechanic. But her intentions are far from romantic as she seeks revenge for a violent attack on her mother in the past.

You can find my short review in the Drama section of my cinema pages.
With the lockdown resulting from COVI-19, I have been receiving posts from Lumni on my Facebook timeline. These are presumably aimed at children who are out of school.

There are some very interesting short discussion videos. In the one selected here a paediatrician answers questions about the functioning of the body. Really quite fascinating and a pleasant way to practise your French comprehension.
Laissez bronzer les cadavres
Laissez bronzer les cadavres (☞imdb)
A brutal gold heist, a ruthless gang, a mountain hideout, a strange woman artist, other assorted people and then two gendarmes arrive. A very violent film with disturbing images.

You can find my short review in the Adult section of my cinema pages.
No need for geniuses
No Need for Geniuses (Book)
If you're interested in science and French Revolutionary history, then this is the book to read. I knew that French scientists, or philosophes as they were then called, were responsible for a great deal more than they are credited. But this book was a revelation.
New Cinema section - Adult
New Cinema category - Adult
The latest film I've watched is Le déclin de l'empire américain, which didn't really fit with my existing film categories. I've therefore created a new category, Adult.

In fact I have a number of reviews of previous films on my kilburnlad site that fit this category and which I didn't transfer to this site when I first set it up.
Frères Ennemis
Frères Ennemis (☞imdb)
A cop from the banlieue uses a childhood friend as an insider to help ensnare a drugs gang. But the plan goes terribly wrong and things become messy as retribution is sought.

You can find my short review in the Drama section of my cinema pages.
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