Peppermint Soda (1977)
Rather, she’s crafted intimate domestic dramas -- most of them, like her Oscar-nominated Entre Nous (1983), set in the past -- that draw on her recollections of her family life.
For a Woman boasts a sloppy, 1980s-set framing device, which presents a Kurys surrogate (Sylvie Testud) diving into family photographs and heirlooms in the wake of her mother's death. Her discoveries in those documents lead into the main narrative, which takes place in Lyon immediately post-wwii.
Like Kurys's own parents, the Russian-Jewish couple at ...
For his first feature, the NME-dubbed "coolest man in London" gives us an already acclaimed portrayal of adolescence in south Wales. You might reasonably have expected something funny, touching and perceptive, and at least according to its fans, Submarine is all of these things. You might also have hoped for a bit of insight into life on the threshold of adulthood in today's fretful Britain. Yet mobiles and iPods are mysteriously absent. In their place, we get record-players, tape-decks, typewriters and duffle-coats.
Director Richard Ayoade says of his film, "The idea was that it shouldn't be set in a particular time-frame." Still, Crocodile Dundee is on at the flicks, and that had its UK release in December 1986, which fits pretty much with the Thatcher-age props. This commandeering of the immediately pre-internet era reflects a strange penchant of the coming-of-age genre.
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