Films and Movie Memorabilia

Featured French Films
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Articles and Essays on French Films

Z (1969)

“Any similarity to real persons and events is not coincidental. It is intentional.” Along with Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers and John Frankenheimer’s The Manchurian Candidate, Costa-Gavra’s Academy Award winning film Z is one of the greatest political thrillers of all time. Z was released in 1969 which was the end of a bleak […]


Eyes Without a Face (1959)

In Georges Franju’s horror classic Eyes Without a Face there is one key scene that will have you gasp with shock and horror, and when it happens you’ll know exactly what scene I am speaking about. When this film opened in 1960 according to L’ Express, “The spectators dropped like flies,” and when premiering at the Edinburgh Film Festival […]


Day for Night (1973)

“This film is dedicated to Lillian and Dorothy Gish.” Day For Night is Francois Truffaut’s touching and sweet love letter to the creation of movie making and is one of the most magical experiences of watching a movie about a movie being made. The film chronicles the ups and downs on a film production titled Meet Pamela, which takes […]


My Night at Maud’s (1969)

Eric Rohmer’s gentle and touching film My Night at Maud’s is one of his most important and poignant works that underly such themes as faith, marriage, infidelity, philosophy, religion, literature, love, fate, and sex. Like Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Claude Chabrol, and Jacques Rivette, Eric Rohmer was a critic to the magazine ‘Cahiers du cinema’and helped […]


Orpheus (1950)

“The legend of Orpheus is well-known. In Greek mythology, Orpheus was a troubadour from Thrace. He charmed even the animals. His songs diverted his attention from his wife Eurydice. Death took her away from him. He descended to the netherworld and used his charm to win permission to return with Eurydice to the world of […]