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Le mot intello : « engagement »

16 Fév

Etymology: From the latin preposition in- (en, dans) ; From Middle English gage, from Old (and modern) French gager (verb), gage (noun), from Frankish *waddi, from Germanic ( > English wed), meaning to pledge, to bet.

Source: wikipedia

I highly recommend the film: A Very Long Engagement (French: Un long dimanche de fiançailles), a 2004 French romantic war film, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Audrey Tautou. It is a fictional tale about a young woman’s desperate search for her fiancé who might have been killed on the battle of the Somme, during World War I. It was based on a novel of the same name, written by Sebastien Japrisot, first published in 1991. (Source: Wikipedia)

If you liked the film « Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain« , then you will enjoy this one (and I personally love films involving romance in the middle of a war…)! Lire la suite

Un film magnifique : « La gloire de mon père »

22 Jan

Bonjour!

For a relaxing Sunday, I thought I would recommend one of the most beautiful French films ever made, which I had the opportunity to watch last Sunday evening (yay to Netflix!) with my American husband who had never seen it: « My Father’s Glory« , an adaptation of Marcel Pagnol‘s novel « La gloire de mon père« . The sequel is called « My mother’s castle » (« Le château de ma mère« ).

The DVD will include English subtitles, but the following video of the French trailer is French audio only… If you have trouble understanding, just the beauty of the landscapes should captivate you enough to make you want to watch it! Provence is a region of France I have not yet taken my husband to, and we plan to visit that area in May hopefully… the weather should be perfect then.

The two films are an autobiography of famous French writer Marcel Pagnol. They are set in the period between 1900 and the First World War in 1914. Young Marcel was born in the country but raised in Marseilles. His father, Joseph, is a public school teacher in Marseilles. Marcel’s Aunt Rose marries Uncle Jules, who offers to split a vacation home in the Provence countryside (near Aubagne) to spend the summer break together as a family. Marcel is enchanted by the beauty of the arid mountainous landscape, full of surprises and treasures…

A beautiful family movie, enjoy!

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