7/10 (19. 07. 2017). brilliant ideas, actors playing, monologues, images. i'm absolutely in love with it but i'm pity about this film which is not so deep for me as a details from it. and again about post-new-wave for Carax. second part from his Trilogy about Alex.
Mauvais Sang is an absolute joy to watch; it takes some conventional elements of a typical love story, blends it with the unconventional tones of science-fiction and French New Wave; and marries it all together with the superb eye of Léos Carax. The end product is a superb and one-of-a-kind film.
"Garder le silence, non. C'est le silence qui nous garde". Ovni poétique aux 1000 facettes, sorte d'Enfants du Paradis, 41 ans après. BARRAULT cède sa place à LAVANT, qui est Alex "Langue Pendue", truqueur d'atouts au bonneteau, loubard d'amour pour Binoche, danseur sur Bowie, ado doué, louveteau fou. A boire sec et d'un trait, le bord du verre givré au sel. == Poetic & inspired as Children of Paradise was 41 yrs ago
Some interesting, idiomatic things. Style and verve to burn but with little of lasting worth to say about the world or the language, so the ways it was said ring false in the moment and looking back. Worse, the things said aloud were embarrassingly French-male. Callow aping pretentiousness. And Binoche was no Brooks, making that attempted evocation sad. As was all the red, white/gray, and blue. Poetry it is not.
Amazing film. "Say 'I love you.' Go on, say it, so it echoes in my dreams." This movie is going to echo in my dreams. Alex says, "I've only loved girls with dead fathers." Later Anna says "I'd almost forgotten what it's like to be missed." Britten and Prokofiev selections worked well, as did the Bowie. Run, run as fast as you can...
"MS favors spectacle and stylistic excess over narrative coherence, sprinkling plot points...over yowza set pieces like pixie dust. But Carax does not want to tell you a story. He wants to express, in the purest way he can, his infatuation with storytelling through images and genre conventions, performance and voyeurism, cinema and cinephilia. This is film-drunkeness at its most inebriated." - David Fear, TimeOut