Celebrate Bastille Day With New Films From Audrey Tautou, Marion Cotillard, And Juliette Binoche


What? You didn’t know it was Bastille Day, the day we celebrate French liberation and culture? It’s okay; I found out on Fashionista. And then Trent Facebook’d it and I realized we should totally be celebrating over here at PITNB! I’ve found lots of excuses to blog about my love for French film– Boston’s having a French Film festival, Diane Kruger is playing Marie Antoinette, and Marion Cotillard is on, like, every magazine cover next month. And now we have Bastille Day! Check out some amazing new clips and trailers from upcoming French films with all your fave French actresses. Ok, they’re my faves but I think you’ll like them too :)

1. Audrey Tautou in Thérèse Desqueyroux
This film closed the 2012 Cannes Film Festival; expect good things. Oh, and the second clip? Pretty intense storyline unfolding!


2. Juliette Binoche in Another Woman’s Life
Binoche plays a woman who wakes up one day, having forgotten the past 10 years. It looks and sounds like a crazy, beautiful love story.


3. Marion Cotillard in Rust And Bone
I shared this one on my Marion Cotillard Vogue post the other day. It bears repeating.


Merci beaucoup France, for inventing the movies… among many other cultural phenomenons :)


  • Sabrina

    Wow Shannon,I wasn’t expecting a post about your love for French movies … or French culture in general. It just seems so rare to me to see American blogs talking about France… I am so chauvinist and so fond of my country (in fact my middle name is France so that’s a sign)that you decided to celebrate Bastille day with French films (have you seen the movie Untouchables? Big success of the year). I have seen Rust and Bone, Marion Cotillard is a great actress. I wasn’t convinced the first time I saw her in Taxi but now I am proud that these actresses represent France abroad.
    If you want to come to France one day, I suggest you to come on the third week-end of September, it is heritage days and every monument and public building (like the Elysée Palace) is opened to the public for free ;)

    • Sabrina, thank you! My good friend is Haitian and we have been “planning” a trip to France for some time– I’ll keep those dates in mind! And if you check out the first paragraph in this post you’ll see links to all my posts about French films, lol.

      And no, I haven’t seen Intouchables yet but I’ve read the reviews and I know everyone is raving about it! I’ll be checking it out soon!

  • Ria

    Totally did not expect such a post on this site. Absolutely LOVE this. I’m a huge fan of French rom-coms, especially Audrey Tautou’s works. French movies are so existentially simplistic, it’s disconcertingly amusing. Thanks for the update!!!

    • Ria, yeahhh! Glad you enjoyed. Audrey was AWESOME in Delicacy, which came out earlier this year. LOVE her!

    • frenchgirl

      I re-watched Delicacy (La délicatesse)yesterday , i love that movie , didn’t see Thérèse Desqueyroux yet , it’ll go out in theatre only in november.I also saw Rust and bone althought i’m not a big fan of Marion Cotillard , i liked her in this role , and Matthias Schoenaerts is the revelation of this movie

    • frenchgirl, thanks for commenting! Delicacy is so brilliant. I actually got to interview Tautou and the writer and director of the film (the Foenkinos brothers). They were all amazing!

      I can’t wait to see Rust and Bone and I keep hearing about Matthias– gotta check him out!

  • Daphne

    Shannon as a french-american (born and raised in europe my whole life) I have to say ‘chapeau’ to your posts and to your good taste in movies ;) I’ve been following Trent’s blog for YEARS and I think that your posts add great pep to the whole thing! Keep it up girl!

    • Daphne, many many thanks! Ou, merci beaucoup! I honestly do appreciate the French-American approval, lol :)