really love everything about it. it's so good that the mother isn't a grotesque character that hides the letters from the daughter and sabotages the couple. it's above that; it's real. final scene is amazing and the colours i can't even start talking about... beautiful cinema
Technicolor masterpiece as it look gorgeos from beginning to end. It's really a film about young first love that has to die because it will lead you into poverty, tragedy and a miserable life and sometimes one has to make the terrible decision to find a new love that give your offspring security and happiness instead of social insecurity. The film also give a well-deserved happy ending for Roland from Demy's "Lola".
A bright, pastel-coloured wonderland of a musical, one that even dedicated musical-haters such as me can't help but like. The operatic, recitative singing never grates, as the film slowly creates its own vivid world (the influence on Wes Anderson's creations is clear) without becoming twee or ludicrous. The bittersweet ending, set in snow amid a symbol of approaching American capitalism, is both moving and beautiful.
Set design and costumes being an aesthetic discourse in themselves make this epic of romantic love a paragon of superlative filmmaking: the bare essentials of content distilled into the perfection of form. On top of the divine camerawork (the pan from the salon to the kitchen in the discussion around debt is beyond belief) the sheer affirmation of life makes for an indelibly moving experience. A film for eternity!
The clash between the melancholy realism of the plot and the saccharine artificiality of the style (colors, music) creates a beautiful tension. Not a sad film, but comforting - first loves rarely last, and though the pain feels unbearable, time reveals that there is more than one way to live happily.