Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Films From the South of France

I just returned from the South of France where my daughter's wedding took place. It's a beautiful area. The town where she and her husband were married is called Crest. It's in the Drome area very near Provence.

So I thought for Cimilar Cinema this month I'd showcase some films that were filmed in the south of France. Most of them were filmed along the Riviera. Beautiful scenery. How could a film be bad with that kind of a backdrop?

First is a film from 1956 by Roger Vadim and starring Brigitte Bardot - And God Created Woman. This was quite a controversial film at the time. I'm sure it was banned in lots of places. Although it was panned by the critics, it became a smash hit with the public and made Bardot a star.

Then from 1988 is Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which was filmed on the French Riviera. This film is hilarious, if you haven't seen it, you really should rent it. Steve Martin is in top form. I think it's one of his funniest performances


And from 1995 is French Kiss starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. There are wonderful scenes of
Paris and the Riviera in this film plus it's really enjoyable and fun.

These are the three films for September/October. Hope you get a chance to see 1 or 2 of them.

And now a couple of photos from the wedding: