relatable pit sweat drama
Swapping genuine emotion for surface level coming-of-age-sensuality, Water Lilies took almost 3/4 of it's duration to get moving and then revealed exactly what we already knew. Yes it's about painful lessons learned in youth but we never really get inside any of the characters heads. The absence of any parents and a clunky visual metaphor for friendship at the end only added insult to injury. 2.5 stars
Moral of the story, growing up is a confusing and awkward experience for everyone.
Growing up isn't easy to do. But this film puts beauty in that pain, without a lot of crap music and easy direction. Au contraire, this is hard work but the message comes out simple and beautiful.
My rate: 65% - Pubescent and their confusion and complications.
Vitalic's Trahison: love!
I re-watched this recently. I still think it is a fantastic debut: an original, bold, and beautifully shot film. I also noticed that Sciamma makes a small cameo, appearing briefly as the McDonalds cashier.
What can she do, sometimes? http://imgur.com/6cDvz
The swimming-pool first representing unbreathing situations, always enclosed into the fake and hard world of the synchronized swimming, turns out to bring some relief at the end of the film, showed in all its large extension for the first time . Marie washing her mouth in the swimming-pool afetr kissing Floriane was one of the strongest and significative scenes.
Soundtrack that does include Vitalic? Gotta love love it! Must see it!
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I hadn't liked a french movie since a while.
This one is astonishing ! If you liked Virgin Suicides, you should find the same king of atmosphere in this one.
You have to question the Filmmaker's intentions. There's alot of lingering of Teenage Girls, and none of it feels honest. It feels exploitative. I turned it off. That shit is sick.
Morally repugnant at best, lingering on Teenage Girls is just wrong. As for the Movie, Breillat's fat Girls is THE only Film of it's kind that rings respectable in it's exploration...of Teenage Girls.
Well-edited with a good soundtrack. The plot consists of passive or unlikeable characters doing things like changing clothes, almost kissing, or looking in another direction in places such as locker-rooms, swimming pools, or suburban neighborhood settings.
I worship the soundtrack by Para One. And I really the movie too. I love how the movie is almost devoid of adults and we never see any of the characters parents.
I thought this was amazing: beautifully shot, wonderfully acted, and complemented by an excellent score. I wonder what, if anything, Céline Sciamma will do next. It has been a while since this release.
A pretty standard coming of age through sexuality story. Reminded me alot of Glue.
This film reminds me so much of Lucrecia Martel's La Niña Santa. I liked it, though. The acting was good and some scenes really kept me thinking a lot after watching them.