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As you all probably know by now, the people of France elected yesterday their new president, the gauchiste François Hollande. Specially for the occasion, the comedian Sacha Baron Cohen incarnated his latest character (from his new movie, The Dictator) to congratulate Hollande. In a hilarious way, of course. Watch the two videos below.

In 1976, filmmaker Claude Lelouch engaged a camera in a Ferrari – or a Mercedes, there are disagreements among sources – and went out himself, driving wildly through the streets of Paris in the first hours of the morning. For over eight minutes, the car covers squares, monuments and sights of Paris at an incredibly high speed. The filmmaker was arrested after this dangerous promenade. The film, called C’était un rendez-vous, soon became an icon and, of course, the subject for a lot of copies. In June last year the band Snow Patrol took some images of the film and…

Since the last days were time to rethink the past year, make plans for the future, to dream and to wish, I decided that an appropriate choice for the Chanson de Lundi today was one of the most beautiful songs of the chanson française, one that talks about the past and the future, the losses and gains, the regrets and victories. Yes, I’m talking about Non, je ne regrette rien. And, since after I watched the movie La vie en rose, I can’t help to listen to this song without remembering the powerful scene when Édith Piaf is first introduced…

The new film by director Martin Scorsese tells the fantastic story of Hugo Cabret, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station after his father’s death and is seeking to unveil a secret that involves his lost parent. Click here to watch the trailer. The movie is set in Paris and singer Zaz features in the soundtrack. The song is called Coeur Volant and you can hear it on the player below.

I belong to the generation that saw the big come back from Disney in the late 80’s and early 90’s. My childhood was filled with animated classics like The Little Mermaid, The Beauty and the Beast and O Rei The Lion. I remember watching The Hunchback of Notre Dame in the movie theater and thinking that I had never saw something as beautiful as that. As a child I tended to get obsessed with movies and watching the same picture over and over again so, obviously, I knew (and still know) all the songs from my favorite Disney movies by…

In the beginning of this year, it was released on theaters the French movie “Potiche”. In the US, the movie got the name of “Trophy Wife” and it features the amazing Catherine Deneuve playing the part of a bored submissive housewife in the 70’s who finds herself in the position of running the family business after her husband has a heart attack. The movie has interesting funny characters (like the secretary/mistress/feminist) and talks about the changes in the women’s role in society in the 70’s. The original soundtrack is great and the wardrobe is just to die for (specially if…

During one of my never ending quests in search of great French music, I found this amazing blog made by a person that has the same taste in music as I do. The blog has the sweet name of “French Kisses” and reminded me, because of its title, of that great romantic comedy featuring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. In the movie “French Kiss”, Mr. Kline plays a French thief that takes advantage of poor brokenhearted Meg Ryan. The soundtrack features Kevin Kline singing French classic “La Mer”. Wanna hear it? Click on the play button below and enjoy!

Jules Dassin was an American movie director and one of those artists that were forced to leave the U.S. because he was listed on the horrible Hollywood Blacklist created in the 50’s. In 1960, he wrote and directed the movie “Never on Sunday” and the theme song of the movie, originally sang in Greek, became a great hit worldwide after winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1960. After that, the song was covered in English (by great girls like Petula Clark and The Chordettes), Italian, Spanish, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, German, Dutch and even Mandarin. The French version…