En voulant essayer toutes les techniques connu par le regisseur, il a oublié de prendre le temps pour la vraie émotion. Et non celle qu'il a voulu nous pousser dans la figure. Parfois se limiter techniquement permet d'achever de meilleurs résultats au lieu de boucher trop d'idées dans le navet. Patience et subtilité seraient les bienvenues.
I was utterly surprised at the largely negative reviews for this in mainstream press & IMDB. I pressed play expecting the 'oooh la la oh so french arty farty incest' tale we've all seen before. I got a beautifully shot, stylish, sometime gothic fairytale mixed with a popcorn thriller. It's a testament to both the film -especially performances that not once do you think 'ICK'. No one has the 'right' to prevent love.
Had wanted to see this for a while, and who would have thought it would be so tedious? A fairly thin story told in a rather laboured fashion. Everyone gives it their best - I'll watch pretty much anything that features the fantastic Anais Demoustier - but really, I struggled to stay with it. However what an ending! The penalty for incest in 17th century France turns out to be a LOT more severe than I anticipated...
Although this isn't a bad film, technically speaking, it feels quite pointless and odd, mainly due to the way it romanticises the central incestuous relationship in an old-fashioned manner that jars more with modern sensibilities. The mopey script doesn't help either.
Don't get all the hate from the reviewers. Seemed internally perfectly coherent. Could be about any doomed lovers so the incest didn't seem to matter. The fact that the young girls hearing the story kept disagreeing on what happened next also came across as an obvious clue that we should not believe any one version of the story.
Donzelli doesn't seem to have any idea what to do with this incestuous Romeo & Juliet story and creates the worst kind of melodramatic soap-opera, apparently thinking also that it is super cool to make use of gratuitous anachronisms, pretentious tableaux vivants and cheesy "meaningful" glances. http://www.filmotrope.com
The couple in question is sexy, passionate and they attract the audience with a very good acting. The cinematography along with the music and the settings are marvelous. However, I felt the end kinda abrupt and not well resolved. Interesting however the way that Valerie Donzelli chose to tell this story.