Stella lives in the French Riviera with her mother, Antoinette. As Antoinette spends her days cleaning the villas of the wealthy, Stella spends her time partying at the local clubs. When Stella meets a real estate agent who falls in love with her, the lives of both change drastically.
Anne Villacèque was born on April 30, 1963 in Toulouse. She graduated from the Ecole normale supérieure (Paris), studied Philosophy at the University Paris X in Nanterre and film direction at the Fémis film school (Ecole nationale supérieure des métiers de l’image et du son) in Paris. In 1993, she directed her first short film, Nos vacances. –Berlinale
I’ve never seen a bad French film. Until this. The script must have been 20 pages long because 130 minutes are shot in four locations with ten lines of dialogue. Is that a bad thing? It wouldn’t be… read review
Wow . . . this reminds me somehow of Hitchcock’s stated desire in the 60s to do a film that would respond to the aesthetics of the French New Wave and Antonioni. read reviewThat may be too high a praise…
Stella and her mother Antoinette are women without money or power in a man’s world. Youthful Stella’s employers are men who need women to be “serious” about “looking good” because attractive and sexy… read review