Foreign films aren't always an easy sell, but for the second year running a French film is attracting worldwide acclaim and enjoying global success at the box office.
Following the critical and commercial achievements of The Artist, Untouchable is the true story of how a quadriplegic aristocrat becomes friends with his ex-con carer.
This irreverent film about disability has sold nearly three times as many tickets as The Artist already and in some countries has beaten blockbusters like Harry Potter.
Eric Toledano, one of the filmmakers, told Sky News he believes the success of The Artist definitely helped them get noticed.
He said: "Maybe it's an evolution and people want to discover new things. The Artist helped us and maybe it's the beginning of good things."
His partner Olivier Nakache added they have been stunned by the success of the movie.
He added: "It's a small movie and the life of this movie is totally amazing.
"We can't catch him, he's everywhere, it's many good news so yes we are totally surprised."
The Artist won five Oscars and made more than £80m.
Untouchable has already beaten that total despite not being released yet in a number of countries, including the UK.
However it may have less to do with a change in audiences acceptable of world cinema and more about the machine behind them both, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Film critic James King says it is all about the economics.
"If The Artist hadn't been such a success at the Oscars and at the box office then people such as Harvey Weinstein would be having second thoughts about backing another foreign language film," he said.
"These are businessmen, the money is what talks, if the money is not there, they won't do it again. They may love the film, they may think it's a masterpiece but ultimately they want people to go and see it."
Holy Motors is another French film which has got the critics talking.
It's unlikely to enjoy such global press, more art house than big blockbuster, but for its star Kylie Minogue, language and bankability were not an issue.
Speaking at the premiere for the film she said it was an obvious choice.
She said: "I'm a sucker for new experiences so if something lands on my desk and I think I've never done that before, for me it was a no-brainer. I'm also a Francofile, I love French film."
In spite of its success Untouchable is being re-made by Hollywood with Colin Firth reportedly interested in taking on the lead role.
So however well foreign films are received, there will always be those who can't get past the subtitles.