Sunday, March 06, 2005

La Captive

FR/BG (c) 2000 Gémini Films / Arte France Cinéma. P: Paulo Branco. D: Chantal Akerman. SC: Chantal Akerman, Eric De Kuyper - inspired by the novel La Prisonnière (A la recherche du temps perdu V, 1923) by Marcel 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). Starring 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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