Hurrah! GO AND SEE IT!www.dendy.com.au said:Look At Me / Comme une image(PG) 111 mins
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Opens March 24th at Dendy Newtown, Opera Quays
French with English subtitles
LOOK AT ME is a bittersweet comedy that tells the story of Lolita Cassard an unhappy 20 year-old, angry at the whole world because she's not slim like a model nor like her stepmother, and desperate for her father's recognition. But Etienne Cassard, a writer and editor, is so egocentric he barely notices anyone else. It is also the story of Pierre Miller, a writer whose self-confidence is lacking until he meets Etienne Cassard, and that of his wife, Sylvia, a singing teacher who believes in Pierre's talent but doubts her own and that of her pupil until she realises just who Lolita's celebrated father is.
"One of the most sophisticated movies of the year."
Adrian Hennigan, BBCi FILMS
Tomorrow, 12:20 am:01:30 am MOVIE - DRAMA - TELL ME I'M DREAMING (DIS-MOI QUE JE REVE)
Julien lives with his parents, brother and sister (Yannick and Marion respectively) on a farm in the Rhone-Alpes region of France. By his peers he's considered retarded but in his home he's seen as a dreamer who spends a lot of time with his favourite cow, Julienne, and daydreams about kissing girls. When Julien falls in love with his brother Yannick's girlfriend, the Ducret family is thrown into crisis and as a result, the grandmother lets a family secret slip that will change the course of their lives forever. Despite dealing with sensitive issues, this film avoids sentimentality and traverses delicate issues such as the acceptance of 'problem' children and exploring the place of mental and physical retardation in so-called 'normal' society. Interestingly the only professional actors in the cast are the Mr and Mrs Ducret, Luc and Jeanne (Frederic Pierrot and Muriel Mayette), and they are impressively supported by the rest of the cast, notably Vincent Deneriaz as Julien. Written and directed by Claude Mourieras, Tell Me I'm Dreaming won the prestigious Prix Jean Vigo in 1998. (In French, English subtitles) (1998) M (L,A) (Rpt) WS
Alert Code: 3993
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In 1946, Stalin offered amnesty to all Russian exiles living in the West, a Russian passport as well as the chance to participate in the post-war reconstruction of the USSR. Many decided to return to their motherland, among them Alexei Golovine, a doctor, his French wife Marie and their seven-year-old son Serioja. But their hopes of a new life in Russia are soon crushed as their ship docks in Odessa. Almost everyone on board is either killed or deported. Alexei and his family are allowed to live because his medical skills are needed. While Alexei seemingly adapts to circumstances, Marie plots her escape. Directed by Regis Wargnier and stars Oleg Menchikov, Sandrine Bonnaire, Catherine Deneuve and Serguei Bodrov Jr. (From France, in Russian and French, English subtitles) (1999) M (V,A) (Rpt) WS
Alert Code: 4020
ooh.. thrilling stuff here.SBS said:Friday 1st April
11:30 pm MOVIE - DRAMA - THE SHIELD (LA CUIRASSE)
Written and directed by (as well as starring) Frédéric Provost, this film focuses on Chris (Provost) a former bank robber trying to play it straight. Margot (Nathalie Jeanselle), one of Chris' ex-girlfriends, arrives at his house. She is frightened and appears to be on the run from something or someone, and she asks to stay the night. The next day, a couple of thugs turn up looking for her, but when they don't find her, they leave Chris battered and bruised. It turns out that Margot is now the mistress of a gangster, Matthias (Jean-Pierre Andreani), with whom she has a son. She is desperate to get out of the crime underworld and is on the run with her son. Chris understands her plight, as he is trying to escape the same world, so the three of them flee to the south of France, but unbeknownst to them, Matthias and some of his gang follow them. (In French, English subtitles) (2002) MAV (V,L,A) WS
Eeeee! Where did you get the French script? I've been searching everywhere, and all I've found is an English version. Could you please give me the link?frenchie said:Yes! Le Fableux Déstin d'Amélie Poulain is absolute amazing. I have watched it countless times....and even got the script off the net simply to learn some more french. I truley work hard for my french nerdiness title.
tries to do to much for you?...see this.
Merci. J'ai encore un autre: Les Corps Impatients - c'est un film excellent, mais c'est vachement triste. Pas un bon choix si tu es déj* d'humeur triste.chepas said:Oooh une victorienne!
De très bons choix - les films que tu as choisis!
Et, bienvenue! Comment ça va en Victoria?
"A Common Thread", Brodeuses in French, is about to have its cinema release after being at the French Film Festival last March. While I really didn't like this movie - it was so slow and the ending was just pure crap - you might like to go and see it. Especially those doing "Marius et Jeannette" for extension - Ariane Ascaride (Jeannette) is in it.from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0216800/plotsummary
On a hot day in a highway gas station men's room, a man Michel doesn't recognize says they went to school together. He's Harry. He suggests they have a drink, so he and his girlfriend follow Michel and his family to their summer place. Michel is amazed when Harry quotes from memory a poem Michel wrote in school. Harry thinks Michel is a great writer, and he's distressed that Michel hasn't written in years. Harry stays awhile (since his father's death, he's a man of leisure) and sets out to eliminate distractions that might keep Michel from writing. First he buys Michel a car (with air conditioning) and then suspicious things happen. Michel picks up a pen, Harry is gratified, but he's not finished being Michel's self-appointed patron.