Somehow Pialat and Breillat manage to make it feel as though there is no structure to what we are seeing and yet unravel a variety of different narrative strands. A very powerful film as always and Depardieu is great. As an added note, I'd love to see L' Enfance Nue here, as I missed it the first time round! :)
A film I have trouble reviewing, because it does not have any hallmark or superior element I can hang my hat on and point to. A film that's well-made, but not well-made toward any aim I can easily decipher. I'm sure if you squint hard enough, there's more to be found.
a deeply unbalanced film. it had drama, it had love interest, it had a story, but it never held together, and you were always far from settling on the side of any character, yet you know that in the end, what happened was right.