This movie is back in Le Méliès this week (a cinema that plays non-mainstream movies, and movies from lot of different cultures / countries in original version). Some people complain about reading subtitles, but I find it interesting to hear the original voices of people. Especially since I’ve realized that in almost every film I watch, there is the SAME MAN doing one of the male voices. I mean this guy does the dubbing for every big actor!!! I get tired of hearing his voice!!!
Anyway this movie was a French one this time so no subtitles 😉 I saw that it had recieved some awards (a palm d’or and césar) and thought I would check it out.
I actually ended up seeing it in an airplane flying from France to the US. Bad choice. This is a really awkard film to watch when you are stuck in a small cramped space next to strangers.
This is a coming of age story and about a young girl exploring her sexuality. She meets a nice boy and starts dating him but is confused about her feelings… And she meets a girl who changes everything!
So there are a few steamy sex scenes in the movie, and a really long close up action shot of the two girls together.
I literally fast-forwarded through parts because I felt so uncomfortable with the man sitting next to me who was probably wondering what in the world I was watching!!
This part aside, I was pretty disappointed by the film. I found the story really flat. At first I was intrigued, I was feeling happy, sad, anxious, etc… for the main character… But after a while it just got boring. It showed random flashes over time, years passed with no explanation, just a changing of scene, and the two girls still looked exactly the same…
And I was most disappointed by the end, but I won’t give that away…
So I can’t say that I would recommend this movie, but then again some people must have enjoyed it more than me for it to win some various awards….