"After cinema everything seems possible".Life is random and its' arbitrary events seem ilogical up to some point. Lovely art directing, especially the colors and suprarealistic lights . Great job again and again for Alain Resnais after 6 decades of activity!
Watch it for the opening sequence alone. And the wit, the saturated color coding, the imaginative bravado...Earlier on I thought Georges was writing the "narrative" and conjuring up the other characters. It was as though he was drafting scenes for a novel-in-progress that didn't quite hang together yet. The final ending (there is more than one!) felt a little arbitrary, though playful and impulsive like the film.
"Wild Grass" really, really, really looked like it was going somewhere interesting and then...not. Marvelous, creative film-making with some very interesting and well-realized characters. And the disappointment doesn't come until late in the film which is well worth seeing despite the let down.
A very elegant, beguilingly mysterious study of mental frailty, obsession and the unexpected paths of fate, with a welcome dash of wit and adventurous spirit thrown in for good measure. A film to be relished and savoured for its use of colour and visual beauty too; Resnais' best for decades.
This is Resnais latest film. Some parts of the film really are a strong reminder of his excellent shot and camera techniques and then in the later stages of the film, it feels more like a TV drama. The film starts off very strong with the lighting and colors, but then fades a tad in the end. Very open ended narrative but a good eye candy film.
Not Resnais's best, the formal style is great and all that, but the story is a messy mix of obsession, botched fantasies, and FRUSTRATION leading only to irony, which the rest of the film is so rich in, it's like eating exquisitely crafted cake made only of frosting. Just meet me and fall in love with me like they do in the movies, or I will slash your tires and introduce you to my wife. Like in the movies!, sys Res.
I wonder if good reviews would be the same if Resnais hadn't direct this film. Bad day-dream effects, cheap soundtrack, advertisement style, etc. That scene were lead actors meet each other for the first time didn't deserve to be in this film; that was a beautiful shot and the only thing that I'll retain from here. Perhaps because aesthetically it doesn't look like Resnais.