It’s December 1999, and 25-year-old Jonah has just graduated from film school. As the new millennium begins, Jonah marries his longtime sweetheart Lila. Over the course of six months, the couple meet a number of interesting people.
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It's hard to describe what this watching this film felt like. It's not only personal, it's true, honest with who it seems to portrays. JONAS AND LILA is an amazing tour de force of the generation that it shows. Our dreams are gone. The end of the world is here. It's unbearable. It's lucky the one who loves someone, and is loved back.
Dans son ensemble, c'est un beau film, plein des questions intéressantes, aussi que des références et dialogues philosophiques et littéreaires à la manière toute française qui j'aime; mais flottante dans la réalisation, à fois déconnectée. D'ailleure, Renoir ne pouvait pas penser «le cinéma sans eau». Jonas est un 'homme à la caméra', engagé au cinéma, à l'amitié, à l'amour [bien que l'alliance soit à droit].
A typically French film concerning the living of a life of struggle where personal relationships are paramount. Empathy is a strong theme as is loss and the protagonists interest in film and philosophy provide a tangible theme for the story set at the start of the new millennium. Ultimately though the film is true to it's title and it is the integrity in the core relationship that binds it all together so well.