Check Out These Oscar Nominated French Films

Awards season is here! This week, the Academy Awards announced their nominations for Oscars, and there’s not that much time to watch all the nominated films before the ceremony arrives on February 26.

But if you’re crunched for time, you’ll definitely want to prioritize these two French films, which were nominated for Oscar awards: La femme et le TGVnominated for Best Short Film, and Ma vie de Courgette, nominated for Best Animated Feature Film.

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La femme et le TGV is a short film created by director Timo Von Gunten, in which Jane Birkin plays Elise Lafontaine, a woman who has been waving to the train that passes by her house every morning and evening for years. One day, she finds a letter from the train’s conductor in her yard. The next, she sets out on a journey of adventure and love. Lovers of the French film Amélie will definitely want to check out this short film. Watch the trailer:

Ma vie de Courgette (also called My Life as a Zucchini) is a French-Swiss stop-motion animated film about a young boy, who finds himself in an orphanage after the death of his mother. The art and story make for a beautiful film about family, and love: