Tag Archives: French

Roman de gare – 2007 – Claude Lelouch

If you liked the sometimes violent scripts of Chabrol and Truffaut,  strongly inspired by Hitchcock, or the endless dialogues of Rohmer about love – take a bus and go watch Roman de gare.  A is B, or C but no, maybe it’s D. Is E, killed by F or by G? Is this character even alive.  Lots of questions, and answers too. Mario Alemi.


Time To Leave – 2005 – François Ozon

images5.jpegA gay fashion photographer facing his mortality is determined to leave a legacy. Now is the time for reviewing old memories and trying to leave a trace in a future he’s got no place in. Ozon’s made a little gem. I’ve rarely come across a movie about loss and death as warm and reassuring. Omid Nikfarjam

Combien tu m’aimes – 2005 -Bertrand Blier

10m1.jpg A businessman spends his lottery winnings by soliciting a prostitute (Monica Bellucci) to live with him until his money runs out. Blier’s script is complex but captures the false expectations that lay between hope and love. Bellucci is mesmerizing and clearly what God intended women to be.
William Hilderbrandt