Jeremiah 17:5–6 Thus says the Lord: "Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals and make mere flesh their strength, whose hearts turn away from the Lord. They shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when relief comes. They shall live in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.
Ce film se veut une réflexion métaphysique sur la vie, l'amour et la mort, un hymne immuable au passionnel. Il est de bon ton de crier au génie créatif, à la perfection cinématographique, mais on peut préférer "Hiroshima mon amour" ou "Providence". Gare aux détracteurs solitaires... www.cinefiches.com
Wow. Unspeakably awful. I am having trouble withstanding this blow. My God. The formal conceit, the film's only novelty, is a bankrupt enterprise. Let's start there. Everything else: O Lord! These people are awful. I do not want to hear basically educated, emphatically regular people whine endlessly about mortality and grief. Sabine Azéma. Her clearly-smitten director was unwilling or unable to direct her. I hate it.
Really impressive use of Hans Werner Henze's brilliant and heavily textured 20th century music through apocalyptic snow interludes (a transition process that is used on a lighter way in Resnais late days with his wife) in a movie about religion and death, the meaning in daily life. Wish there was more movies with such radical music !! We tend to use bad music in the 2000's.