In the meantime, here are some of une femme's favorite French films, in no particular order:
Diva. Quirky characters and converging plotlines, a gorgeous aria, and some heartbreakingly beautiful cinematography. Even murderous thugs an explosion or two for the guys! (Actually, this is one of my favorite films of all time.)
Cléo de 5 à 7. Cléo waits to get news from her doctor, frets, flirts and roams through Paris. One of those fabulous little "slice of life" films, so quintessentially French.
Subway. Luc Besson wrote and directed, Christopher Lambert and Isabelle Adjani star. A blackmailer, a punk princess, incompetent métro police, and scruffy yet charming subway dwellers intersect.
Amélie. How can anyone not love this movie?
Les Triplettes de Belleville. Don't mess with Grandmere. Or her chien.
Indochine. Another visually stunning movie, set in colonial French Indochina (modern day Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia). Catherine Deneuve stars with Vincent Perez, who is even more gorgeous than some of the scenery.
Le Ballon rouge. Bien sur.
Jean de Florette and Manon des sources. New classics.
I know there are some I'm forgetting. What are your faves?