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L'absence (I) (2009)

 -  Drama  -  10 March 2010 (France)
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In this sensitive examination of the effects of Alzheimer's a home care assistant, Felicia, is charged with spending her days with Anna, an elderly woman suffering from dementia. When ... See full summary »

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Liliane Rovère ...
Anna
Cecile Coustillac ...
Félicia
Jocelyne Desverchère ...
Michelle
Jean-Baptiste Malartre ...
Christian
Eddie Chignara ...
Bob
Adrien de Van ...
Paul
Sarah Thomine-Desmazures ...
Claire
Olivier Broche ...
Le visiteur
Marie-Pascale Amiot ...
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In this sensitive examination of the effects of Alzheimer's a home care assistant, Felicia, is charged with spending her days with Anna, an elderly woman suffering from dementia. When Anna's husband vanishes, Felicia dedicates herself to Anna, and like Anna, slowly loses all sense of time and self. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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Haunting, absorbing, superb...
1 September 2010 | by (Seattle Washington) – See all my reviews

This haunting study of two women becoming absent is absolutely absorbing in its solemnly paced brief 75 minutes. The acting is superb, particularly that of the two principals Liliane Rovère and Cecile Coustillac. Webster's defines "absence" (the English word derives from the French) as a "state of being absent or missing from a place or from companionship: failure to be present," which perfectly describes what's going on here. We join the pair well along the way, apparently at the end of their separate journeys. The Mise en scène is also outstanding. Two scenes took my breath away. One was a garden shot from inside a house and through the window. Like other scenes in this film, the camera lingers… and lingers… and when you think you've seen everything in the shot a woman, who has been sitting in plain view all along, gets up and walks away. She blends into the scene so well that it is as if she is not even there. It works even the second time the same scene is shown… I almost didn't see her! Another scene is apparently of salt drying pans near the house the two live in along coastal France, perhaps Brittany. I took this to be a demonstration of another slow process of change, the water drying to salt, like the process Félicia and Anna are going through. I'm looking forward to more from this director and these actresses. A splendid job!


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