Watching French movies at home is a fun way to enrich French studies in a relaxed environment!
Here are some resources to help you find French films to watch with your kids on DVD or online:
- Check your library for selections from past chapter-hosted film festivals such as Le Coq de St Victor, Louis Cyr, Noémie le secret, Ernest et Célestine, Belle et Sebastien
- Check out selections from Alberta’s Cinemagine Jeunesse annual youth film event
- Talk in French: 10 Child-Friendly French Movies
- Tou.tv has many French films for children available on its streaming site. Paid subscription required (free with some cable packages). Click on the “Films” tab in the Jeunesse section.
- Le Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver has an extensive collection of French DVDs (free loans for members)
- The Alliance Française also has DVDs available for borrowing by members
- Check out your local library’s online catalogue, many libraries have created lists of French films for children and adults, or ask your local librarian
- Visit bibliothequevirtuelle.ca where you will find the online catalogues of several BC Francophone Societies’ libraries
- Have a look at past film festivals for film descriptions:
2015 Rendez-vous French Film Festival and
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015 – Spotlight on France
More movie resources for older kids and grown-ups!
- French Immersion, yes, the movie! Not surprisingly, directed by the producer of Bon Cop, Bad Cop!
- Films du Québec website
- 35 great Quebec films (2011 L’actualité article)
- More lists of popular Quebec films can be found on IMDb, such as this one
- Français avec Pierre: 24 films to help you learn French
- French Today: Top 10 easy-to-understand French movies
- Talk in French: Lots of movie lists for every occasion!
- Comme une française TV: How to go to the cinema in France