le petit nicolas
What is it about French films that enthralls one so?
I can hardly name one I watched that I did not love. Among my favourites: Love Me If You Dare, C.R.A.Z.Y, Amelie. Really, I know everyone has watched Amelie but please if you love French films, do yourself a favour and watch C.R.A.Z.Y, it’s so good.
Recently, I caught Le petit Nicolas, or Little Nicholas in English, and again, it was just so good. It’s based on the storybook/illustrations of Le petit Nicolas by Jean-Jacques Sempé.
It’s one of those films that make you laugh with so little effort, nothing showy or too obvious. Plus, it portrayed a kind of simple love between family and friends that I really love in films, that implicit understanding that yes, we may not be perfect but this, this bond that holds us together, is something I would not trade for anything in this world, or the next. So simple yet so beautiful.
Plus, the little boys were so charming and their school uniforms were super cool! 😛
Highly recommended, do catch it while it is still playing at The Picturehouse!