New French-Language Films: Omar m’a tuer and French Immersion

Even though I am living in an Anglophone country again, I still find ways to immerse myself in languages. Besides e-mail and Skype to keep in contact with friends, I am still using French quite a bit since my PhD research is on the teaching of variation in French. I’ve also been able to find other French-speaking expats in my area as well as find out about French Club activities through the local universities. I’ve subscribed to Quickflix for foreign DVD rentals (no streaming yet in Australia like with Netflix in the States), and SBS’s On Demand feature is quite handy for streaming foreign films that were recently broadcast. SBS is a free TV & radio channel so I don’t actually have to spend money to listen to languages even when I’m not connected to the internet.

One thing I do miss about living in a Francophone country are newly-released French-language films. If you remember the Omar m’a tuer case that I posted about earlier this year, the film about it was released in France this June.

Another film that I would love to see is French Immersion, by the creators of Bon Cop, Bad Cop. This is a Canadian film though, so it probably won’t even be released in France.

Any other new (i.e. not yet on DVD) French-language films that I’m missing out on?

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  • http://www.boeingbleudemer.com Cynthia

    I’d love to see French Immersion, I just hope there’s not too much Trudeau bashing !

  • http://laprochainefois.blogspot.com Cathy

    i was bad about keeping up with french movies while in france… but looks like are you doing well in australia! hope everything is going well.

  • thesis help

    I like this film. I’ve learned a lot of new french words

  • Aileen Ruane

    I’m living in Québec right now (p.s. we have a mutual friend, Jessica Jacobsen), and just saw another québécois film, “Coteau Rouge”.  I plan on going to see French Immersion as well.

  • Kathy Stanford

    Are you by any chance at UniSA?  

    I was talking to a friend of mine who lectures in French and Linguistics at UniSA who mentioned a PHD student with a great website.  I then coincidentally was working through your site and thought it must be you!  If it is you and you are interested, perhaps the 3 of us could catch up for a coffee one day.  

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    Hi Kathy, yes I am at UniSA!

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    Thanks Aileen, I’ll try to check out Coteau Rouge too.

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    Thanks Cathy! Everything is going well. :)

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    Hehe, I don’t think there will be too much. :)

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  • http://parispassionnee.tumblr.com Anna

    Intouchables has been the most popular French film since Bienvenue chez les cht’is though you may have already heard of that one. I saw Un mostre a Paris which was cute with good animation and songs by Vanessa Paradis and M. Polisse has been popular though I haven’t seen it. Also haven’t seen La verite si je mens 3 and Et si on vivait tous ensemble. Starting to see posters for JC comme Jesus Christ and Les Infideles with Jean Dujardin from The Artist.

  • http://parispassionnee.tumblr.com Anna

    Intouchables has been the most popular French film since Bienvenue chez les cht’is though you may have already heard of that one. I saw Un mostre a Paris which was cute with good animation and songs by Vanessa Paradis and M. Polisse has been popular though I haven’t seen it. Also haven’t seen La verite si je mens 3 and Et si on vivait tous ensemble. Starting to see posters for JC comme Jesus Christ and Les Infideles with Jean Dujardin from The Artist.

Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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