Vincent, travailleur sur la construction, se rend rencontre une jeune inconnue qui a passée une annonce dans les journaux. Il y va à la place de Bruno, son patron qui a un empêchement de ... See full summary »
Nathalie and Louise are friends from childhood. While studying drama at University Louise becomes hopelessly obsessed with her friend. Jealous of the male friends she has she breaks up the ... See full summary »
Suzie, a 58 year old depressed taxi driver on the night shift. On Halloween, she finds a 10 year old autistic boy in the back seat of her taxi with 50$ and an address. As Suzie arrived at ... See full summary »
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Isild Le Besco,
A literature professor successfully lives two fulfilling lives: one with his wife and two children, and another with his librarian mistress. He loves everyone equally but something occurs that threatens everything.
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Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Anna Karina, the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her ... See full summary »
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Kristin Scott Thomas,
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Interesting treatment of two women searching for happiness
« Deux Actrices » is a dual composition, on one hand, Pascale and Pascale, figuring out, in a production setting, the best way to portray Solange and Fabienne, two separated sisters with very different outlooks on life. Fabienne is a wanderer, with painful childhood memories. Solange has no dreams and has resigned herself to a job in a daycare leading to nowhere. Fabienne knocks on Solange's door one day and proceeds to move in, Solange doesn't have the heart to ask her to leave. Ten years separate them and their mother has kept mute all this time. Fabienne pushes all Solange's buttons, it's her undoing and she causes strife in Solange's life. Pascale and Pascale the actresses try and work out the intricacies of each other's personalities and motivations.
I watched this movie 1:28 min, as a double feature DVD with full length « Le piège d'Issudun », both films delve into the hearts of women in a search for that basic drive, that essence of life motivating motherhood and abandonment of motherhood. They attempt to explore the consequences of conformity on the role of women in modern society. Overall both movies are very worth seeing but are certainly no joy ride. The cinematography is excellent as is the editing, acting and script.
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