Sunday, March 06, 2005

La Captive / The Captive

Chantal Akerman: La Captive / The Captive (FR/BE 2000) starring Stanislas Merhar (Simon) and Sylvie Testud (Ariane).

FR/BE Proust. DP: Sabine Lancelin. M: Ostrov mjortvyh by Rachmaninov. "Ed intanto che diletto, che spassetto io provero" (Così fan tutte, Mozart). Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in B Minor, D.821 (Schubert). C: Stanislas Merhar (Simon), Sylvie Testud (Ariane), Olivia Bonamy (Andrée), Liliane Rovère (Francoise), Francoise Bertin (grandmother), Aurore Clément (Léa). 118 min. Brilliant print from Gémini Films, English subtitles by Peter L... Viewed at Orion, Helsinki 6 March 2005. A film inspired by Proust, also paying homage to Vertigo, modernized. Focused / restricted to the jealousy of Simon as he suspects that Ariane's stronger feelings are for women. Good actors, fine cinematography, beautiful music, great ennui.

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