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The King

My King, Mon roi

The King trailer

I’m not sure what it is but there’s something about summer that makes me think about French films. It might be because growing up in the Berkshires the local movie theater always carried the newest French movie. Over the years I’ve written about other movies that I loved (check out the list below for other recommendations!) but tonight I want to share a new trailer for My King (or Mon Roi en français) that premiers tomorrow in NYC. I haven’t seen the movie (yet!) but this trailer got me so good. According to a Brooklyn Magazine article the movie is tragic (of course it’s French) and romantic (again, duh) which is great because those are two of my favorite things.

Right!?!? I want to see it so badly and I don’t even really know what it’s about other than a tragic love story. The movie comes out tomorrow at Lincoln Center in the city.. Can’t wait for it to come closer to mr in Brooklyn.

Other French movies I’ve loved over the years: Blue is the Warmest Color, Tell No One, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Elles, and one other about a French vineyard and an escaped convict that I can’t for the life of me remember but if you know what I’m talking about please put it in the comments -___-

Blue Is The Warmest Color

Have you heard any of the press about this falls new movie “Blue Is The Warmest Color”? Both The Atlantic and The New Yorker wrote beautiful reviews/ analysis’s of the film. The film won this years prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and has been getting a lot of press (both positive and negative) for its representation of its coming of-of-age epic about a lesbian relationship. I love french films and I’m so excited that it’s finally the fall movie season here in New York. What do you think, Hart Beat? Are you going to see “Blue”?

“Blue Is The Warmest Color”
P.S. For those of you wondering the song used in the trailer is Beach House’s “Take Care.” I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since watching the trailer.
I love this poster. Can I have it for my apartment?

Blue Is The Warmest Color

Have you heard any of the press about this falls new movie “Blue Is The Warmest Color”? Both The Atlantic and The New Yorker wrote beautiful reviews/ analysis’s of the film. The film won this years prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and has been getting a lot of press (both positive and negative) for its representation of its coming of-of-age epic about a lesbian relationship. I love french films and I’m so excited that it’s finally the fall movie season here in New York. What do you think, Hart Beat? Are you going to see “Blue”?

“Blue Is The Warmest Color”
P.S. For those of you wondering the song used in the trailer is Beach House’s “Take Care.” I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since watching the trailer.
I love this poster. Can I have it for my apartment?

Favorite foreign film: El Secreto de sus Ojos

Hi. Have you heard of the movie El Secret de sus Ojos (The Secret In Their Eyes en inglés)? It’s a beautifully romantic, suspenseful Argentinian movie that was released back in 2009. I originally saw it a couple of years ago but watched it again the other day. I thought you all dear readers of Hart Beat would enjoy it.

The movie follows a couple of detectives in Buenos Aires as they attempt to solve a brutal killing. What the movie is really about at it’s core, as most good movies are, is an unrequited love story between the two leads. This veiled love story paralleled with a suspenseful court case makes for one of the most beautiful and awe inspiring movies I’ve ever seen. It’s really hard to describe it Hart Beat, I just really think you should watch it if you get the chance. Bonus part, you get to practice you’re Spanish while watching. Win-win right there, right?
This scene breaks my heart every time. 

Favorite foreign film: El Secreto de sus Ojos

Hi. Have you heard of the movie El Secret de sus Ojos (The Secret In Their Eyes en inglés)? It’s a beautifully romantic, suspenseful Argentinian movie that was released back in 2009. I originally saw it a couple of years ago but watched it again the other day. I thought you all dear readers of Hart Beat would enjoy it.

The movie follows a couple of detectives in Buenos Aires as they attempt to solve a brutal killing. What the movie is really about at it’s core, as most good movies are, is an unrequited love story between the two leads. This veiled love story paralleled with a suspenseful court case makes for one of the most beautiful and awe inspiring movies I’ve ever seen. It’s really hard to describe it Hart Beat, I just really think you should watch it if you get the chance. Bonus part, you get to practice you’re Spanish while watching. Win-win right there, right?
This scene breaks my heart every time.