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Café de Flore | Review

25 December 2012 10:30 AM, PST | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

In present-day Montreal, Antoine (Kevin Parent) has recently divorced Carole (Hélène Florent), with whom he now shares custody of two daughters (Joanny Corbeil-Picher, Rosalie Fortier). Despite his failed marriage, Antoine's life is seemingly perfect. A jet-setting DJ on the verge of turning 40-years-old, Antoine has already fallen madly in love with a beautiful young blond, Rose (Evelyne Brochu). Other than occasional hauntings by the specter of addiction, Antoine is of perfect health which helps him maintain an active sex life with Rose. »

- Don Simpson

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Cafe de Flore Movie Review

17 October 2012 3:29 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title CAFÉ De Flore Adopt Films Director: Jean-Marc Vallée Screenwriter: Jean-Marc Vallée Cast: Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Florent, Evelyne Brochu, Marin Gerrier, Alice Dubois, Evelyne de la Cheneliere, Michel Dumont, Linda Smith, Joanny Corbeil-Picher Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 10/16/12 Opens: November 2, 2012 We’re all connected, whether within six degrees of separation or throughout history—the latter point being made in a most pretentious manner by this year’s film “Cloud Atlas.” Thankfully, “Café de Flore” takes only two hours, shaving 54 minutes from “Cloud Atlas,” but Jean-Marc Vallée is just as eager to trot out his film as one that’s almost as arty. That is to say, “Café de  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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This week's new films

11 May 2012 4:08 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Dark Shadows (12A)

(Tim Burton, 2012, Us) Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jackie Earle Haley. 113 mins

Another expensive pop-gothic fantasy (remake) for Depp and Burton's gallery – how long before either they get bored or we do? This time Johnny's an effete 18th-century vampire, reawakened in 1972 to reunite with his dysfunctional Addams-like descendants and marvel at the modern world. Expect fish-out-of-water silliness, a light shade of darkness, and the usual descent into messiness.

Café De Flore (15)

(Jean-Marc Vallée, 2011, Can) Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Florent. 121 mins

Music and mystery add a great deal to this well-made emotional drama, which switches between a present-day DJ and a 1970s mother (Paradis) whose child has Down's syndrome.

Beloved (15)

(Christophe Honoré, 2011, Fra/UK/Cze) Chiara Mastroianni, Ludivine Sagnier, Catherine Deneuve. 139 mins

Using flashbacks and musical moments, Honoré tells the story of a former prostitute, her daughter and the men in their lives. »

- Steve Rose

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Café de Flore Review: Emotionally Resonant, Superbly-Acted Drama

9 May 2012 10:06 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Café de Flore, the latest film from Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y., The Young Victoria) is a diverting experience from its outset. An opening title crawl unfolds alongside Pink Floyd’s seminal album-opener Speak To Me/Breathe, and knowing how notoriously picky the band is when licensing their music, if it is good enough for Waters, Gilmour and Co., then it is probably going to be good enough for audiences too. This is a first-rate drama the likes of which rarely abounds; a confidently-composed enigma wrapped in an affectionate, often devastating pair of love stories.

For much of its first act, audiences might feel uncomfortable and confused; this is to be expected and very much part of the the intended experience, one assumes. The initial question seems to be how Antoine’s (Kevin Parent) perfect life – in a relationship with a beautiful woman, Rose (Evelyne Brochu), living in »

- Shaun Munro

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Vanessa Paradis, Fellag, Viggo Mortensen: Genie Award Winners

8 March 2012 6:23 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kaelen Meuiner, Garret Dillahunt, Oliver Sherman Monsieur Lazhar, Philippe Falardeau: Genie Award Winners INTERPRÉTATION Masculine Dans Un Premier RÔLE / Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role * FellagMonsieur Lazhar Garret DillahuntOliver Sherman Michael FassbenderA Dangerous Method Patrick HuardStarbuck Scott SpeedmanEdwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE Dans Un Premier RÔLE / Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role Catherine De LÉAN – Nuit #1 Pascale Montpetit – The Girl in the White Coat * Vanessa ParadisCafé de Flore Rachel WeiszThe Whistleblower Michelle WilliamsTake This Waltz INTERPRÉTATION Masculine Dans Un RÔLE De Soutien / Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role Antoine BertrandStarbuck Kevin DurandEdwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster Marin GerrierCafé de Flore Taylor KitschThe Bang Bang Club * Viggo MortensenA Dangerous Method INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE Dans Un RÔLE De Soutien / Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role Roxana ConduracheThe Whistleblower »

- Steve Montgomery

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Café de flore, A Dangerous Method lead Genie noms

17 January 2012 10:16 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

It's a supernatural love story versus a masochistic one as Quebec's Jean-Marc Vallée leads the pack of contenders for Canada's top cinematic honours, announced today.

Vallée's Café de flore, starring Vanessa Paradis and DJ-turned-actor Kevin Parent, follows the lives and loves of two families - one in '60s France and another in modern-day Montreal - connected beyond time and space in a tale that touches on the fantastical. Earning a total of 13 Genie nominations, the French film is up for Best Motion Picture, Achievement in Directing, Cinematography and nods in the leading role (Paradis), supporting actress role (Hélène Florent) and supporting actor role (Marin Gerrier) categories.

Cronenberg's lauded film A Dangerous Method, pairs controversial thinkers Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and Jung (Micheal Fassbender) whose investigations and theories about Sabina (Keira Knightley), a hysterical patient with complicated sexual cravings, gives birth to psychoanalysis. The dramatic biography, based on Christopher Hampton's play A Talking Cure, »

- Andrea Miller

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The Artist, Michael Fassbender, Elizabeth Olsen, Michelle Williams: Vancouver Film Critics Winners

10 January 2012 7:19 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson in Sean Durkin's Martha Marcy May Marlene Michelle Williams Strikes Twice: Vancouver Film Critics Nominations 2011 Best Film * The Artist The Descendants The Tree of Life Best Foreign Language Film * A Separation Poetry The Kid with a Bike Best Actor * Michael Fassbender, Shame Jean Dujardin, The Artist Michael Shannon, Take Shelter Best Actress * Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn Best Supporting Actor Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn Albert Brooks, Drive * Christopher Plummer, Beginners Best Supporting Actress * Jessica Chastain, The Help, Take Shelter, The Tree of Life Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids Shailene Woodley, The Descendants Best Director Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist * Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life Martin Scorsese, Hugo Best Documentary * Cave of Forgotten Dreams The Interrupters Nostalgia for the Light Project Nim Surviving Progress Best Screenplay Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris * Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist »

- Steve Montgomery

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The Artist, Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Viggo Mortensen: Vancouver Film Critics Nominations

3 January 2012 12:47 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jean Dujardin, Missi Pyle, The Artist Michelle Williams Strikes Twice: Vancouver Film Critics Nominations 2011 Best Film The Artist The Descendants The Tree of Life Best Foreign Language Film A Separation Poetry The Kid with a Bike Best Actor Michael Fassbender, Shame Jean Dujardin, The Artist Michael Shannon, Take Shelter Best Actress Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn Best Supporting Actor Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn Albert Brooks, Drive Christopher Plummer, Beginners Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain, The Help, Take Shelter, The Tree of Life Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids Shailene Woodley, The Descendants Best Director Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Terence Malick, The Tree of Life Martin Scorsese, Hugo Best Documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams The Interrupters Nostalgia for the Light Project Nim Surviving Progress Best Screenplay Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, »

- Andre Soares

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