Diabolique, Diva, Au Revoir Les Enfants, and Delicatessen are the ones I remember
and a class trip to see amelie in the theater
400 Blows, Jean de Florette, Children of Paradise
Lucky. We’ve watched Cyrano de Bergerac and The Lion King. :\
In college we watched La Haine and the French version of Bob the Builder. Oddly enough the same professor showed us both.
yes, i forgot about cyrano de bergerac, i watched that as well in HS
small change, 400 blows
On my French course in the early 80s my special subject was French cinema of the 30s (great choice, eh?). So we had the delights of L’Atalante, Pagnol’s Marseille trilogy, Boudu Saved from Drowning, La Grande Illusion, Rules of the Game… i was very glad i watched Boudu again the day before the exam rather than reading up critics etc
“La Haine and the French version of Bob the Builder” lol
The Little Pince, The Red Baloon, Diabolique, Cirano ( I didn’ t pay attention to that one)
Indochine, Cyrano de Bergerac, Les Choristes, and a few others I can’t remember the names of.
Manon des sources, Cyrano de Bergerac, La boum, Indochine, Les chorus, le petit prince, Kirikou
We watched Selena in my Spanish class.
At my secondary school, we watched The 400 Blows in French class, The Neverending Story in German class, All About My Mother in Spanish class. A few terrible sitcoms were also shown, but I’d prefer not to remember those.
We didn’t watch anything (sob!).
They didn’t screen any. Too bad, a little Godard and I may have risen above a “C”.
Well I think it’d be sad to limit the films to just French class in high school, being that my mom forced me to take Spanish, although now I’m a French film junkie. Because I missed out on my high school years, I found this great website that has a guide to French films and now I’ve seen almost all of them, except the really obscure ones. It’s an invaluable guide.
La boum! I’d forgotten about that one. We also watched Tatie Danielle, Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources, Le Dernier Metro, Le Diner de Cons, Le Ballon Rouge, a film of Bizet’s Carmen, A Year in Provence, and pieces of some film about Joan of Arc (in English), Hiroshima, Mon Amour, and Madame Bovary (the Chabrol and Renoir versions).
Of course, this was over three years.
Jean de Florette et Manon des Sources
Needless to say Emanuelle Beart is forever burned into my young brain
We watched The Return of Martin Guerre.
We watched Kirikou & La Sorcière & Au Revoir, Les Enfants
Wow though, Ari, how was The Return Of Martin Guerre? I like that guy as a historical figure. We studied him in a university-level European History class! =) Here is the book we read: Click!
Thanks for mentioning Kirikou & La Sorcière, Andrew. I have not seen that one yet, so I’ll keep my eye out for it!
We watched the 1938 Marie Antoinette, but I watched Agnes Varda’s Vagabond in 10th grade on my own time (because I randomly found it and wanted to watch French films) and it completely changed my life.
Let’s see, Gloire de mon pere/Chateau de ma mere, Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources, Au revoir les enfants, Le fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain, and I’m probably forgetting something.
High school french class was good times.
“Le Ballon Rouge”
that was all, sadly.
I grew up in Montreal and went to a French school and the only movie I can recall seeing is Cyrano de Bergerac. Too bad none of the teachers thought to show us at least maybe the 400 Blows…
Some kind of documentary about the inventor of the skidoo, namely Joseph-Armand Bombardier.