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A Week of Rohmer

My general life and aesthetic inspiration for this week is Eric Rohmer‘s oeuvre. Rohmer is a French film critic-turned-director who began working in the ’60s towards the end of the famed… 306 more words

Blue is the Warmest Colour (La vie d'Adèle, France-Belgium-Spain, 2013)

This Palme d’or winner from 2013 is certainly an extraordinary movie primarily because of the performances of its leads Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos. They received the award alongside director Abdellatif Kechiche, an acknowledgement of their importance to the film. 415 more words

French Cinema

Blue is the Warmest Colour (La vie d'Adèle, France-Belgium-Spain, 2013)

This Palme d’or winner from 2013 is certainly an extraordinary movie primarily because of the performances of its leads Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos. They received the award alongside director Abdellatif Kechiche, an acknowledgement of their importance to the film. 414 more words

Melodrama

Une Nouvelle Amie (The New Girlfriend)

Sexuality and gender beam fluorescent pink in François Ozon’s playful adaptation of Ruth Rendell’s short story, ‘The New Girlfriend’. Romain Duris plays David, who after the death of his wife is left to raise their baby alone. 195 more words

François Ozon

A-Z Challenge 2015 - M is for Mesrine

One character I’ve been fascinated with ever since seeing the two movies about his life is Jacques Mesrine. That’s right, not one but two movies…that’s how colourful his life was! 292 more words