Here is yet another post on French films, I just can't get enough of them. Below are additional examples of fantastic films set in different time periods.
Directed by Claude Miller
Drama set during WWII about a Jewish family in France. Features Ludivine Sagnier, Julie Depardieu, and Cécile De France who are all very strong female characters in this film.
Directors other notable work: La Classe de Neige (1998)