Recommendations: Rigorous Contemporary French Films to Watch

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Also, a great quirky, romantic comedy

Wild Grass (2009) by Alain Resnais

(director of hiroshima mon amour)

Lourdes (2009), dir Jessica Hausner

*highly recommended*. a very balanced but endearing film exploring the idea of miracles in religion!

The Piano Teacher (2001), dir Michael Haneke

(one of my favorite films). Here is a clip from the movie:

For other romantic yet rigorous comedies, perhaps you have heard of this french filmmaker.. she is quite quirky, perhaps too esoteric. Agnes Varda

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