Quick-pickled red cabbage


Great way to use up red cabbage when you have a whole head of it and had enough of cabbage soup.

Mon Roi (2015)


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Emmanuelle Bercot reminds me a lot of Isabelle Huppert, in a good actress sort of way. Found the film relatively easy to follow sans subtitles although digesting the weight of it all as the film progresses is less easy. Their arguments seem so trivial but this could have happened to anyone. Maybe us in 10 years, except that we don’t know it yet.

Discovering Paris’ iconic neighbourhoods


New piece up on Singapore Airlines’ SilverKris.com.

Regarde les hommes tomber (1994)


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A very young Mathieu Kassovitz aside, there was so much argot it was hard to follow even with French subtitles. Also didn’t understand why Simon chose to kill Marx over Johnny.

Les quatre cents coups (1959)


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Even though it is a very accessible French New Wave film (admittedly there are quite a few that I either gave up watching or never got around to finishing), I don’t quite get why Les quatre cents coups is considered one of the best French films ever made. I do feel for Antoine who appeared to have been caught in a series of unfortunate events that spun wildly out of his control so my interest is now piqued to catch the other films in François Truffaut’s Antoine Doinel series. As usual, it’s been fascinating trying to recognize the Paris locations — I’d managed to identify Palais de Tokyo, Place de Clichy (Wepler !!), Montmarte and Pigalle. See here for a very detailed roundup of all the Paris locations in the film.