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  1. cloberg's rating of the film Le bonheur

    Agnes Varda is so smart, she reinvents herself as a filmmaker each time, or she always surprises me! This is a great commentary on the turpitude of a "happy" married couple - where the wife/the woman is replaceable... Colorfully biting!

  2. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Le bonheur

    8.2/10, my review: "At once, an internally rapier-like, externally glacé critique."

  3. Anca.'s rating of the film Le bonheur

    aesthetics & adultery ft. egotism & excess

  4. Aardsy's rating of the film Le bonheur

    Did he ever hang the shelf?

  5. grassybrownie's rating of the film Le bonheur

    beautiful. outstanding frames. otherwise, it's nonsense.

  6. Sofia Due Rosenzweig's rating of the film Le bonheur

    Crazy colorful Happiness is status quo Past death do us part

  7. Ben Deiß's rating of the film Le bonheur

    Not quite sure what to make of it...

  8. Epinephrin's rating of the film Le bonheur

    Stars for colours and the nice combination of colours. apart from that - horrible and annoying music (esp in the end), bad acting. Directing was sometimes interesting, at least the camera action, not the actors. Script - pointless and nothing new.

  9. Tone Ottilie Frederiksen's rating of the film Le bonheur

    I read this as a deeply ironic film about the male happiness in a patriarchal family structure. In this glossy colourful world (Varda seems to is playing with the visual language of commercials) one woman can easily be swapped for a new one as long as The Man In The House™ is happy.

  10. Hélène Kallé's rating of the film Le bonheur

  11. Dada Kubin's rating of the film Le bonheur

    “Le Bonheur” sweeps you off your feet, I’ll guarantee anyone that much. I think Varda captures something very essential about happiness in human life, especially in the last 15 minutes when on the surface everything seems to be as good as before but the music, the pictures, the atmosphere reveal that the purity or innocence of the original experience is gone, irrevocably. Yet there is still happiness, just different.

  12. FISCHER's rating of the film Le bonheur

    Un homme aime sincèrement deux femmes. Son épouse finira par se noyer .....

  13. Juan Javier's rating of the film Le bonheur

  14. ricki-rocki's rating of the film Le bonheur

    Love per la sosia di Bibi Andersson

  15. Ashley Spendlove's rating of the film Le bonheur

    Varda plays with tone brilliantly, both in the way the saturated colours accentuate the presentation of artifice, and the choice of musical soundtrack that constantly alludes to the discordant shadow of what we are seeing. The seemingly detached whimsical portrayal of the relationships and the women's complicity/resistance with the man's narcissism develop into a socio-political statement of unspoken horror and fury.

  16. lou.'s rating of the film Le bonheur

    J'adore Agnès, mais ce film fait du mal... bien que j'accepte l'idée de l'infidélité – sans absolument en être scandalisée – je n'arrive pas à comprendre le désir d'une liaison polyamoreuse: je reste abasourdie par la désinvolture de cet homme en dépassent le deuil de la perte de sa femme à travers une simple substitution d'objet; et elle, l'amante, qui accepte de devenir la «copie conforme» du bonheur? Affreaux...

  17. Vi Pin's rating of the film Le bonheur

    This is a hidden gem. Made in 1965 it must have been a pioneer in many ways but strangely some of the scenes in the movie were similar to Tarkovsky’s Mirror, which can only mean that he took inspiration from this film since mirror was made 10 years later. Finding Tarkovsky copy some one else is really surprising, goes to show how great Agnes Varda is.

  18. Quattro's rating of the film Le bonheur

    The flowers! The woods and the sun! The colors and music! The girls and the kids! Sometimes this movie sparkles so much joy that I almost wished I could stay there forever. Unfortunately it fails in the not-so-smart editing, in the ridiculously one-dimensional characters, and I found it very simplistic thematically too (the ending, bah). It could have been a real treat, but it falls short. // P.S.: 100th rating! Yay!

  19. watashiwaelvan's rating of the film Le bonheur

    A story of a man who's in a some kind of loop forever, loved it.

  20. Yash Bhati's rating of the film Le bonheur

    Profound depiction of banal lives/(life itself) using evocative yet simple methods

  21. DrFirestone's rating of the film Le bonheur

    A chilling study of happiness - its price, its cruel and disturbing element that can (often) manifest. This film, and especially dialogues are so banal at times, but so is life, isn't it? I liked the use of colour and the contrast between the warm, innocent beginning vs the ending - the result is hard-hitting. Besides, it's France, the mid 1960s, and love is in the air (for some at least)...

  22. MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film Le bonheur

    Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) is a penetrating criticism of gender roles in society. Varda's portrayal of women as interchangeable, supine, passive, docile, lobotomized dolls in Le Bonheur is frankly offensive.

  23. dreamseed's rating of the film Le bonheur

    Delightful editing! Varda amazes everytime by the way she can bring such playfulness and formal rigor to such a dark and emotionally high-strung theme. The heartbreaking impersonality of love, the abundance and indifference of Cupid. I love the attention to the details of material culture: sewing machine, potted plant, stamps, pantry door...simply endearing...

  24. Chearth's rating of the film Le bonheur

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