Portrait of a young woman (Béatrice Dalle) trying to rebuild her life after the devastating and accidental death of her husband. Told in 17 snapshot moments that define her journey, Leaving her young son with her sister, she makes an attempt to create a new life in Toulouse, where she strikes up a friendship with a homosexual barman Matthieu (Romain Duris). Her life begins to take many strange turns in this psychological odyssey of reinventing oneself from the key moments of one’s life. –inbaseline
After moving to Paris in 1995, he wrote articles in the “Les Cahiers du Cinéma.” He started writing soon-after. His 1996 book Tout contre Léo (Close to Leo) talks about HIV and is aimed at young adults; he made it into a movie in 2002. He wrote other books for young adults throughout the late 1990s. His first play, Les Débutantes, was performed at Avignon’s Off Festival in 1998. In 2005, he returns to Avignon to present his latest creation, Dionysos impuissant, in the “In” Festival; Joana Preiss and Louis Garrel, who has acted in a number of Honoré films, played the leads.
A well-known director, he is considered an “auteur” in French Cinema. His 2006 film “Dans Paris” has led him to be considered by French critics as the heir to the Nouvelle Vague Cinema. In 2007, Les Chansons d’amour was one of the films selected to be in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.1 Some of his movies or screenplays (like Les filles ne savent pas nager, Dix-sept fois Cécile Cassard and Les… read more
The film embodies the same electricity as “Love Songs” – the hyper-kinetic music and the stylized camerawork. However, Cecile Cassard’s life is rather empty. All she did the entire running time of the movie is to feel sorry for herself and fumbles in rebuilding her life. What a letdown. http://pixelatedpopcorn.blogspot.com/