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Resurrections: Orpheus' own; his myth as Jean Anouilh' play, Eurydice; Anouilh's play into Bruno Podalydès' video adaptation, continuously projected throughout Vous n'avez encore rien vu's screening room in a kind of mystic real-time subtending the latter's recursive chronologies; and this Podalydès adaptation into Resnais' own adaptation, or rather his characters' own, as they recite the lines of the Podalydès video they're watching, or rather the Anouilh play they've all performed, to relive old performances, or rather, as usual in Resnais, to relive the lives of characters that have never been lived in the first place. One actor's performance will in turn be resurrected by another's of the same. Either they ain't seen nothin' or they've seen it all.
Story Of Your Life!
Very academic, except that Vous, like all of Resnais' films, works opposite to academic illustrations by problematizing its "source" text only within the text's terms. »
- David Phelps
★★★☆☆ Alain Resnais has forged a hugely successful career that has had, running through it, an exploration of memory and the past. Having lost none of the experimental edge of his formative years, the French auteur returns to these themes once again for his latest film, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (Vous n'avez encore rien vu, 2012), a purposely artificial adaptation of two Jean Anouilh plays; Eurydice and Dear Antoine. An intriguing opening sequence sees a variety of well-known French actors (among them Mathieu Amalric and Michel Picolli) informed that a mutual friend, Antione d'Anthac (Denis Podalydés), is dead.
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- CineVue UK
2 items from 2013
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