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In the City of Sylvia (2007)

Dans la ville de Sylvia (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 14 September 2007 (Spain)
A man returns to a city to try to track down a lovely woman he met six years earlier.

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José Luis Guerín
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Credited cast:
Pilar López de Ayala ... Ella
Xavier Lafitte Xavier Lafitte ... Él
Laurence Cordier Laurence Cordier
Tanja Czichy Tanja Czichy ... Tanja
Eric Dietrich Eric Dietrich
Charlotte Dupont Charlotte Dupont
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Coralie Audret Coralie Audret
Françoise Félicité Françoise Félicité ... La dame à la terrasse
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A man returns to a city to try to track down a lovely woman he met six years earlier.

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Voyage, voyage
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The quintessential film about people-watching
8 October 2007 | by andreirublevSee all my reviews

It is about time that we stop using the term "voyeur" to describe every film where the audience is given an opportunity to gaze at women. There is so much else in addition to the gazing, observing, and following. What the film captures is the harmony between the observer and the environment: a total immersion in its atmosphere. In an era where portable audio devices eliminate people's attention to their surroundings, the film almost feels like a timely persuasion: watch what you see, and listen to what you hear. Remember the essence of cinema: sound, images, and movements. The film also bears a sign of timelessness through its universal theme: a romantic's pursuit of his dreams in la vie quotidienne. As an ostensibly subjective film, it also includes many mysterious scenes where the identify of the observer is ambiguous. Some people think that those scenes come from the imagination of our protagonist - or could it be the filmmaker, or the viewer? This movie is nothing less than a timely and timeless masterpiece. It provides compelling evidence that cinema is far from dying; as a matter of fact, it has hardly been as exciting and alive.


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