odd. a contrived mixup of later Bresson & Eustache, "Boy Meets Girl", and "Beware of a Holy Whore" that masquerades as French New Wave some 40 years later. Truffaut and Bertolucci references were painfully ingratiating. i felt like i could follow this for a while longer with its good moments but the changes in style and slack narrative seemed affected.
This absolute masterpiece depicts with familiarity the May '68 spirit, shown through the relationship between two young lovers. There is nothing to say about the perfect mise en scène, the mesmerizing performances by Garrel and Hesme, the hypnotic portrait of a measureless time... Only one of those dark close-ups makes the film worth watching.
Vanamente extendida durante las secuencias de la batalla campal en el Mayo '68. Garrel intenta promover un lado épico partiendo de escenas estáticas. De pronto los bombazos y trincheras no son suficientes para generar la confusión propia de un enfrentamiento. Por otro lado, la historia romántica "romanticista", una que en efecto está alineada al espíritu político. Ambos terminan en fracaso. Igual no es gran historia.
Very slow paced, lonely and heartbreakingly beautiful. Paris in black-and-white makes everything poetic. It is more intimate, it creates some sort of closeness to you and you alone and out of a sudden, you're back to the French New Wave and Philippe Garrel is no longer just a name, but a reference.
This movie won't leave me alone - at all. It seems to be constantly invading my mind, and my writing. It is, quite simply, perfection, and I cannot wait to see it again. If I see another Garrel film that beats this one, in terms of closeness to me (because his other films, too, have been great so far), then I will be shocked, and yet incredibly humbled. Savvy