Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Another Beautiful July in ... Paris!


There is no such thing as July without Paris and since I can choose whatever I want to read, watch or listen to, this month is going to be fantastic!
I will be watching the controversial "Belle de Jour", starring Catherine Deneuve and the new adaptation for the screen of Flaubert's famous story "Madame Bovary", starring the young and talented Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre). I am really looking forward to this one. Also, I have some plans for one or more French movies, depending on my free time.

Bookwise, I am planning on reading Marc Levy's "The Shadow Thief", Simone de Beauvoir's "The Woman Destroyed" and David Foenkinos' "Lennon". It is such an eclectic range of books that I know I will have quite a blast going from one to the next.

However, what will Paris be without its lovely chansonettes? To my huge surprise, one of my all time favorite French singers, Benjamin Biolay has just released a tribute album to Charles Trenet and Paris. The first released song is "Revoir Paris". Can you think of something more beautiful Paris related?

Enjoy your own Paris in July! 
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10 comments:

Lisbeth Ekelof said...

I have said I will watch at least one French film, but most likely more. Thank you for the tip of "Madame Bovary". Sounds like a good choice. I liked very much Mia Wasikowska's interpretation of Jane Eyre.

Ally said...

I am glad I could be of help, thank you for visiting, happy July :)

Bellezza Mjs said...

Trust you to have ambitious and exciting plans! I especially like how you broaden the theme into film and music. xo

Ally said...

I am sure you would love both the movies and the music, M. :)

Brona Joy said...

Thanks for the music clip - that was just what I needed tonight :-)

Ally said...

Biolay is such a charmer, Brona :)

Tamara said...

I love a good french film, and always enjoy hearing the music participants in Paris in July post up. This one is particularly smoooooth... Love it. Thanks for introducing Biolay.

Ally said...

Tamara, "smooth" is the exact word to describe this album. You will love the songs sung together with Vanessa Paradis.

Louise said...

You're in for a great Paris in July. Books, movies, song. I hadn't heard of Benjamin Biolay before- it's rather intriguing, and of course I like the vintage Paris vibe to the video.

Ally said...

You definitely need to listen to this album, it is "totalement superbe":))