5 Réalisatrices françaises

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In honour of International Women’s Day on 8th March, our very own Rowen decided to celebrate and highlight some female film directors in the world of Francophone cinema by compiling this awesome Top 5.

Listen to the sound files, then in the Bilingual Reader you can click any phrase for the English translation and related grammar lessons.

Claire Denis

Zabou Breitman

Anne Fontaine

Blandine Lenoir

Claire Simon

Related Links

  1. Vocabulaire – Le cinéma
  2. Kwiziq French Film Fest

Author info

Rowen McCarthy

Ever since watching the Spanish-learning segments on Sesame Street as a kid, Rowen loved foreign languages. She studied German and French at school, learnt enough Spanish to travel around Andalusia at the age of 20 and moved to Prague for three years and learnt Czech. Rowen acted in German in a Danish TV drama series, released a single with a video shot in Prague, and took a course in creative writing in French alongside native speakers. Now London-based, she loves escaping on the Eurostar to Paris to read Jacques Prévert poems and write her own whenever she can.

Aurélie Drouard

Aurélie is our resident French Expert. She has created most of the wonderful content you see on the site and is usually the person answering your tricky help questions. She comes from a small village near Chartres in Central France, country of cereal fields and not much else. She left (in a hurry) to study English at the world-famous Sorbonne in Paris, before leaving France in 2007 to experience the “London lifestyle” - and never looked back! She's worked as a professional French teacher, translator and linguist in the UK since.  She loves to share her love of languages and is a self-professed cinema and literature geek!

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