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How acclaimed filmmaker Denys Arcand went from earning an Oscar nomination for the screenplay of “The Barbarian Invasions” to writing the truly execrable script for “An Eye for Beauty” is an even greater mystery than what drives his characters to make their oft illogical decisions. Instead of a relationship drama, the film works better as a 100-minute ad for Canadian travel or the benefits of competitive sports for adults. Its failure to succeed on any level but the visual is all the more puzzling due to its provenance from a celebrated director with decades of experience. Read More: Exclusive: U.S. Trailer And Poster For Denys Arcand's 'An Eye For Beauty' At the shallow heart of “An Eye for Beauty” is Luc (Éric Bruneau), a talented architect who is married to athletic beauty Stéphanie (Mélanie Thierry). The couple has a stunning home on the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, »
- Kimber Myers
Oscar nominated and Cannes Film Festival prize winning filmmaker Denys Arcand is a Canadian director who has been behind acclaimed pictures like "The Barbarian Invasions," "Jesus Of Montreal," and "The Decline Of The American Empire." And the latest from the auteur is "An Eye For Beauty," which is now landing stateside thanks to Monument Releasing and today we have the exclusive U.S. trailer for the film. Starring Éric Bruneau, Mélanie Thierry, Melanie Merkosky, Marie-José Croze, Mathieu Quesnel, and Geneviéve Boivin-Roussy, the story follows a young man whose affair threatens to unravel his marriage and professional life. Here's the official synopsis: Luc is a brilliant young architect with a budding reputation. Opinionated, charming, and confident, he lives with his beautiful wife in the stunning countryside of Quebec. Luc's seemingly-perfect life begins to fall apart however when he meets and falls for »
- Edward Davis
Argentina’s Lucia Puenzo, one of Latin America’s most notable distaff directors, will make her French-language helming debut with “Barbe Bleue.” Pic is inspired by Amelie Nothomb’s 2012 novel and set in a modern-day Paris.
Written by Puenzo and Sergio Bizzi, “Barbe Bleue” is produced by Luis and Lucia Puenzo at Argentina’s Historias Cinematograficas, and Francis Boespflug and Stephane Parthenay at Paris-based Pyramide Prods.
“Barbe Bleue” centers on the growing attraction of Severine, who restores paintings at the Louvre, with Elemerio, who rents her a suspiciously cheap room in a luxurious Paris mansion. She falls under his spell when he offers her the chance to restore Waterhouse’s “Hylas and the Nymphs,” which he’s stolen. They become lovers, but she also investigates, “like a detective in her own horror film,” per Luis Puenzo, the fates of other young women who once lived in the mansion.
“I want »
- John Hopewell
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