Since the birth of cinema, French films have always had an enormous
global appeal, and few countries can match France for the diversity and
quality of its cinema. On this site, not only
will you be able to keep up to date with recent releases, but you can
also explore France's rich legacy of film and find out about the people
who have made French cinema such an enduring phenomenon.
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One of the attractions of French cinema is its incredible
diversity. Outside France, French films have a reputation for
being intellectual and demanding, more concerned with style than
substance. Whilst there are certainly many French filmmakers who
support the auteur tradition, tackling complex themes in new and
challenging ways, there are just as many who apply their talents to
commercial cinema, across a wide range of genres, from
good old-fashioned policiers and comedies to action-adventure
films and historical dramas.
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Cinema was invented in France in 1895 and ever since the French have embraced it
as their Seventh Art, so that it now occupies an essential place in French culture.
Watching these films not only allows you to improve your understanding
of the French language, it also provides valuable insights into the
nuances of life in France and the French psyche. Despite
changing fashions and major political upheavals,
France's film industry has thrived for over a hundred years and remains one of
the strongest and most vibrant in the world today. The history of French cinema is fascinating and
reveals how France, indeed the world, has changed over the past century.
Browse the best films from other countries
And of course we have not overlooked the cinema from other countries than France in
our movie and dvd reviews. From the timeless movie classics of Hollywood to the
great celluloid masterpieces of Russia, India and Japan,
filmsdefrance.com includes a comprehensive look at world cinema over the past century
Films by director
Read our biographies to find out more about some of the world's greatest filmmakers.
Films by actor
Discover some of the most iconic actors in the history of French cinema.
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