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Cafe de Flore Movie Review

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Cafe de Flore Movie Review
Title CAFÉ De Flore Adopt Films Director: Jean-Marc Vallée Screenwriter: Jean-Marc Vallée Cast: Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Florent, Evelyne Brochu, Marin Gerrier, Alice Dubois, Evelyne de la Cheneliere, Michel Dumont, Linda Smith, Joanny Corbeil-Picher Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 10/16/12 Opens: November 2, 2012 We’re all connected, whether within six degrees of separation or throughout history—the latter point being made in a most pretentious manner by this year’s film “Cloud Atlas.” Thankfully, “Café de Flore” takes only two hours, shaving 54 minutes from “Cloud Atlas,” but Jean-Marc Vallée is just as eager to trot out his film as one that’s almost as arty. That is to say, “Café de [ Read More ]

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Cafe de Flore – review

A narcissistic and unpersuasive mosaic of dreams and flashbacks in which a poor superstar DJ mopes about finding multiple soulmates

Retreating to his native French Canada after 2009's bland The Young Victoria, Jean-Marc Vallée here gives us a narcissistic and fundamentally unpersuasive mosaic-film, shuffling around scene fragments, dreams and flashbacks while heading towards what will almost certainly prove to be the most stupid movie twist of the decade. Two stories emerge. Antoine (Kevin Parent) is a superstar DJ in latter-day Montreal whose success can't mask the sadness he feels around his first wife; in late-60s Paris, meanwhile, a fiercely protective single mother (a dowdified Vanessa Paradis) raises a young boy with Down's syndrome (Marin Gerrier). These periods are linked by the title track – a Parisian chanson, remixed as chillout in Montreal. Yet the music, like the Down's syndrome in the very-much-secondary strand, is merely here to provide some emotional
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Film Review: 'Café de Flore'

★★★☆☆ Love, loss and the transformative power of music are the central themes of Café de Flore (2011), Jean-Marc Vallée's latest directorial outing starring Vanessa Paradis and Kevin Parent. Vallée admirably manages to interweave two stories, encompass two continents and track back and forth between the past and present. First we have the story of Jacqueline (Paradis), a young woman living in one of Paris' shabbier suburbs in the late 1960s, as she raise Down's syndrome child Laurent (Marin Gerrier).

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Café de Flore Review: Emotionally Resonant, Superbly-Acted Drama

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Café de Flore, the latest film from Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y., The Young Victoria) is a diverting experience from its outset. An opening title crawl unfolds alongside Pink Floyd’s seminal album-opener Speak To Me/Breathe, and knowing how notoriously picky the band is when licensing their music, if it is good enough for Waters, Gilmour and Co., then it is probably going to be good enough for audiences too. This is a first-rate drama the likes of which rarely abounds; a confidently-composed enigma wrapped in an affectionate, often devastating pair of love stories.

For much of its first act, audiences might feel uncomfortable and confused; this is to be expected and very much part of the the intended experience, one assumes. The initial question seems to be how Antoine’s (Kevin Parent) perfect life – in a relationship with a beautiful woman, Rose (Evelyne Brochu), living in
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Vanessa Paradis, Fellag, Viggo Mortensen: Genie Award Winners

Kaelen Meuiner, Garret Dillahunt, Oliver Sherman Monsieur Lazhar, Philippe Falardeau: Genie Award Winners INTERPRÉTATION Masculine Dans Un Premier RÔLE / Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role * FellagMonsieur Lazhar Garret DillahuntOliver Sherman Michael FassbenderA Dangerous Method Patrick HuardStarbuck Scott SpeedmanEdwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE Dans Un Premier RÔLE / Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role Catherine De LÉAN – Nuit #1 Pascale Montpetit – The Girl in the White Coat * Vanessa ParadisCafé de Flore Rachel WeiszThe Whistleblower Michelle WilliamsTake This Waltz INTERPRÉTATION Masculine Dans Un RÔLE De Soutien / Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role Antoine BertrandStarbuck Kevin DurandEdwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster Marin GerrierCafé de Flore Taylor KitschThe Bang Bang Club * Viggo MortensenA Dangerous Method INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE Dans Un RÔLE De Soutien / Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role Roxana ConduracheThe Whistleblower
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Vanessa Paradis Addresses Johnny Depp Breakup Rumors at Her Premiere

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Vanessa Paradis Addresses Johnny Depp Breakup Rumors at Her Premiere
Vanessa Paradis hit the red carpet solo last night for a screening of her movie Cafe de Flore. She first started premiering the film last year at various film festivals, and it is finally due to arrive in French theaters tomorrow. Vanessa posed for photos with Marin Gerrier and Jean-Marc Valee, and later reported to the afterparty at Chez Castel nightclub. She did limited interviews, but in one conversation, spoke about her rumored split from Johnny Depp. Vanessa Paradis told France's Radio 1, "You know, when I eat three peas, I'm pregnant. When I visit a city, I'm buying a house. In the winter I separate, in the summer I marry. It's been 15 years since I've been getting married every year. In addition I have to answer all these rumors!" Vanessa and Johnny are said to have split after nearly 14 years together. However, the pair seem to be staying close for the benefit of their children,
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Paradis Appears Solo At Parisian Premiere

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Paradis Appears Solo At Parisian Premiere
Johnny Depp's partner Vanessa Paradis made her first public appearance on the red carpet in Paris, France on Monday since reports suggesting the famous couple has split hit headlines.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star and the French singer/actress have been together since 1998 and share two children; Lily-Rose and Jack.

The pair has lived in Paradis' native France for several years, but speculation about a split mounted earlier this month amid rumours which suggest they have been living separate lives.

A representative for either party has yet to respond to requests for comment on the reports, but Paradis braved the press on Monday night to walk to the red carpet solo at the premiere of her new film Cafe de Flore.

Paradis quickly walked in front of the waiting reporters and photographers, stopping only briefly to pose with co-star Marin Gerrier and the film's director, Jean-Marc Vallee.

The couple last walked a red carpet together at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 and Paradis was notably missing from Depp's premiere of The Run Diary in November.

Vanessa Paradis Walks the Red Carpet Solo

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Vanessa Paradis Walks the Red Carpet Solo
Vanessa Paradis attended the Paris premiere of her new film, Café de Flore, on Monday, marking her first official public appearance since People's report that she and longtime partner Johnny Depp are living separate lives. The actress, 39, breezed past photographers on the red carpet, pausing only once to pose with Marin Gerrier - the young actor who plays her son in the movie - and the film's director, Jean-Marc Vallée. "She had the air she always does - polite, smiling saying hello to everyone inside," says French TV reporter Christophe Beaugrand. But reporters were explicitly told that no personal questions were allowed.
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Café de flore, A Dangerous Method lead Genie noms

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It's a supernatural love story versus a masochistic one as Quebec's Jean-Marc Vallée leads the pack of contenders for Canada's top cinematic honours, announced today.

Vallée's Café de flore, starring Vanessa Paradis and DJ-turned-actor Kevin Parent, follows the lives and loves of two families - one in '60s France and another in modern-day Montreal - connected beyond time and space in a tale that touches on the fantastical. Earning a total of 13 Genie nominations, the French film is up for Best Motion Picture, Achievement in Directing, Cinematography and nods in the leading role (Paradis), supporting actress role (Hélène Florent) and supporting actor role (Marin Gerrier) categories.

Cronenberg's lauded film A Dangerous Method, pairs controversial thinkers Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and Jung (Micheal Fassbender) whose investigations and theories about Sabina (Keira Knightley), a hysterical patient with complicated sexual cravings, gives birth to psychoanalysis. The dramatic biography, based on Christopher Hampton's play A Talking Cure,
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