I know there are a few other threads with questions related to this one, but I wanted to ask something more specific. As far as I understand, "c'est la première fois que" is not followed by the subjunctive (eg. "C'est la première fois que je vois ce film") My first query: Does "la première fois" count as a superlative? If so, am I right in assuming that it is not followed by the subjunctive because there is no doubt expressed in the phrase? (ie. I am certain that this is the first time I've seen the film) My second query: If I were to say "Je pense que c'est la première fois que...", would this use the subjunctive, as it now expresses doubt? Any help would be much appreciated.