Lockdown Around the Globe: France

Ladies and gentlemen, a warm welcome onboard Lockdown 2.0 from Commerce International Society! We ask that you come with us as we explore the world through entertainment, music and food to ensure an enjoyable quarantine journey. We also ask for your positivity and patience as we take-off. Please turn on all devices, including laptops, kindles and cell phones and sit back and relax.

Thank you for choosing Commerce International Society. Enjoy!

📍France 🇫🇷

Movies🎞

The Page Turner (2006)

“After failing the audition to a prestigious music school because of the rude behavior of one of the testers, a girl takes revenge by gaining the trust of the same woman some years later and becoming indispensable for her.” – IMD

Podcasts 🎧

The New Paris
“In a country like France, where tradition reigns supreme, even a suggestion of change or newness has long been met with scepticism by locals. This is no longer the case, offers writer and adopted Parisian Lindsey Tramuta in The New Paris podcast, a side dish to her bestselling book “The New Paris”. Here with an assortment of other local experts, she takes a closer look at the people, places and ideas that are changing the fabric of the storied French capital”

Music🎶

INDILA

“Adila Sedraïa (born 26 June 1984), best known by her stage name Indila, is a French singer and songwriter. She collaborated with many musicians on vocals and songwriting prior to releasing her first single, Dernière danse (“Last Dance”), in December 2013, which reached the SNEP Top 2 in France. She released her first album Mini World in February 2014.” – GENIUS

STROMAE

“Paul Van Haver (born 12 March 1985), better known by his stage name Stromae (derived from French verlan slang for Maestro), is a Belgian singer, rapper and songwriter. He is originally from Laeken, in Brussels. He has established himself in both the hip hop and electronic music genres.” – GENIUS

TV Shows 📺

Lupin (2020) Netflix

“As a teenager, Assane Diop’s life was turned upside down when his father died after being accused of a crime he didn’t commit. 25 years later, Assane will use “Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar” as his inspiration to avenge his father” Netflix (2020)

Books 📖

Le Transperceneige (1982)

“(Le transpierceniege) is a post-apocalyptic tale about class warfare… It’s a ridiculous concept made believable thanks to some fantastic writing and gritty art, and though it debuted in 1982, it still feels fresh some 30 years later.”

“The big force of this story, I think, is that it is not just a sci-fi graphic novel, but rather a timeless philosophical fable,” says artist Jean-Marc Rochette.

Le Petit Prince – 1943

“This is the story of a grown-up meeting his inner child, embodied by a Little Prince. Traveling from an asteroid, he left his rose there to discover the world. Before landing on Earth he visited many planets and their inhabitants where all grown-ups incarnates humankind’s most common vice… The Little Prince is philosophical tale, with humanist values, shared from one generation to another for more than 75 years. “

Recipes 👩‍🍳

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