Show no merci: 10 French Films that slay for Bastille Day

Film and France go hand in hand, so kick back and enjoy these terrific examples of filmmaking at its very best.
Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose. Image: Icon Films.

France’s contribution to international cinema cannot be understated. From the French New Wave of the 60s that upended the post-code conventions of American cinema to genre-defying modern day productions. Simply put, film as we know it today wouldn’t exist without the innovations of French creators.

Here’s our list of 10 films you should check out over a pastry and/ or glass of wine this Bastille Day.

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