French vs Italian cinema

kvenna   Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:24 pm GMT
Which do you think is better overall, all things considered?
Franco   Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:26 pm GMT
Spain has better cinema: Buñuel or Berlanga ar unparalleled by French or Italian filmmakers.
Matematik   Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:32 pm GMT
The only Spanish film known outside Spain is Pan's Labyrinth, which actually had a Mexican director. French cinema absolutely trounces Spanish cinema.
Franco   Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:34 pm GMT
French movies are unknown outside of France. When was last time a French filmmaker won an Oscar?
Esmeralda   Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:39 pm GMT
Buñuel's best works are in French...
Matematik   Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:41 pm GMT
Everyone knows "Amélie" and the Taxi films yet no one could name a single Spanish film. That is the reality.
de hecho   Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:47 pm GMT
Las peliculas de Almodovar son muy conocidas en mi pais
Franco   Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:48 pm GMT
Everyone knows Almodovar , Buñuel , Berlanga yet no one could name a single French filmmaker. That is the reality.
Tototot   Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:56 pm GMT
EVERYONE who is ANYONE knows Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut.

I watched their films in an AMERICAN school; they were incorporated into the English lesson. No other director who was not American or British ever made it into the classroom.

In New York, tickets for the French Cinema Rendez-Vous are sold out weeks in advance. Italian movies never cause such a commotion (not to mention Spanish!).
Lucilda   Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:58 pm GMT
<< EVERYONE who is ANYONE knows Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut.

LOL, who are those? They are only known by the French specialists.
Baldewin   Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:59 pm GMT
What about the Walloon Dardenne Brothers. They're also of significance. One of the few people making me call myself a Belgian.
Esperanza   Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:20 pm GMT
The best director of all time, Ingmar Bergman, was Swedish. Truly a country of great people!

Paul Verhoven gave the Dutch great hopes, but Dutch cinema has collapsed ever since.
Francois   Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:41 pm GMT
Mexico 2 France 0


Francisco   Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:48 pm GMT
You left out the cedille, bitch.
greg   Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:55 pm GMT
Quel dommage!