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Our best Christmas movies

Christmas time is full of miracles - beginning with birth of Jesus, via family meetings or&and reconciliations. That is why our favorite film this year is Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas). Maria’s grandfathers told her some similar stories about this terrible World War I. Miracles do happen :).

Merry Christmas or Best Season’s Greetings to all of YOU!
Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) – French film about the Christmas truce during WWI, depicted through the eyes of French, Scottish and German soldiers. With Diane Kruger, Benno Fuermann, Guillaume Canet, Gary Lewis, Dany Boon, Daniel Bruehl. This film is based on a true story. It has been nominated for the best foreign language Academy Award in 2006.

A Christmas Carol (1951) – one of the best film adaptation of Charles Dickens' Christmas story. When this British film was first released it was called Scrooge and it got its second title – A Christmas Carol – in the United States.It is Christmas Eve, 1843 and Ebenezer Scrooge is seen leaving…

Bad weddings 2

An elderly couple living in a French province (beautiful landscapes) has four daughters and four sons in law. Every young man has different roots, culture, faith, skin colour etc. Even they are so different, one day they make the same decision - to quite France and start a new, better life elsewhere. Madame and Monsieur Verneuil do their best to keep the big family close. Do their best? Well, that is the question. 
We decided quite spontaneously to watch this film which is a sequel of a movie released 2014 (Bad wedding). We were in a mood for a comedy. But if we had read some reviews before, we would have decided otherwise. “Slapstick combined with uninspired flat jokes” and similar commentaries would have changed our mind or at least decrease our hope. And so we decided to watch this movie with some expectations. And we came out disappointed. C’est la vie.
Maria&Paul
Summa summarum: 4/10
MORE INFO Director - Philippe de Chauveron Writer - Guy Laurent, Philippe de Chauveron Music - Marc …

Supercondriaque

A French 39-years old single, not the most handsome one, believes to have all possible diseases. How can a hypochondriac fall in love? And how can someone fall in love with him? Not an easy task but Dany Boon & Co. manage to make it truth. At least on the screen.  Romain’s doctor and only friend, Dr. Dimitri Zvenka, tries to cure him by dating. Not a classical procedure but it seems to work. Mostly due to Anton Miroslav, the leader of a rebel in Tscherkistan. Tscherkistan does not exist, Anton Miroslav has a different identity and Romain can finally eat with a rat. 
There are not too many surprises and that is probably why for some viewers it appears to be “quite a lame romantic comedy”, but there are moments of laugh. Yet, this movie is not to compare with Welcome to the Stiks, but still it gains a lot due to the French comics Dany Boon and Kad Merad. Both actors, by the way, are born to Algerian fathers and French mothers. What we feel for this exceptional film couple? Amour.
Mari…

Happy as Lazzaro

Alice Rohrwacher, an Italian director and screenwriter, took us into a fairy world tale.A fairy tale for adults, in which she shows a kindly boy named Lazzaro and his special approach to life.The film is full of metaphors and memorable scenes.Our favorite scene was the organ concert and mysterious music.
The film is not only about the specific friendship of the good-natured peasant Lazzaro and the trifler marquis Tancredi.Also important is the village of Inviolata, stopped in time, and its inhabitants - portrayed with humor.The tobacco plantation of the Alfonsina awning and the face of the modern city were less funny though.

We enjoyed the film, it took us for almost two hours into a different (?) world.However, we did not like the end.We knew from the reviews that it would surprise us, and it did.
The movie is an Italian-Swiss coproduction in which one of the important roles is played by the director’s sister, Alba Rohrwacher. A very good role, indeed. The movie has been awarded for the…

The Death of Stalin

Some people were sad and showed it, some others – were happy and hid it. March 5th, 1953, very late evening, small village close to Moscow. Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili was announced dead. Few hours later the news is spread by radios around the world. And in the Soviet capital begins a frantic power struggle. Who will win it? How it will happen? And for what price? This you can watch in a black comedy by Armando Iannucci.

The Death of Stalin - Official Trailer

Who was Joseph Stalin, the most frightening Soviet leader? His son Vasily says in the movie: “My father was a great social scientist, but we the people of the Soviet Union are not laboratory animals”. 
A big part of the history shown in a Monthy Pythonesque way.

Maria&Paul 

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Loro – Silvio Berlusconi, his beautiful butterflies and the others