A complex portrait of a married couple who have reached an impasse in their relationship. Plagued by memories of their amorous courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their dissolving marriage.
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i used to like this a lot, thought it was well tragic - one sided romances are, it didn't appear she ever loved him... but then came pines and i found watching (amongst other things) yet another weak hopeless female who needed saving worrying. i dunno about this dude, something's fishy.
This movie hit me much harder post-divorce. Some of the behavior exhibited between the two characters is much more perceptible to me now. The realism of the camera language mixed with the Cassettes-esque scenes works particularly well. I'm glad I gave it another watch...just an observation: since my divorce, BLUE VALENTINE became more impactful and ANTICHRIST more beautiful. Fascinating how celluloid dreams change.
Love his surname though: Sounds like chan (cian)+france: so it's like chan (Cat Power's MARSHALL <3) plus France (my second most favourite country in Europe, after my homeland). This is like adding 2 loves in one's surname and then adding it to the actual name of a great great great great GREAT film-maker. I deeply thank this man for one of the most rewarding film experiences I've had had in recent years. *bows down*