Monday, November 12, 2012

Dreaming of France - 3


Dreaming of France
a new meme
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Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to my blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it
Maybe we can all satisfy our yearnings for France, until we get there again.


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Today I will feature another movie I saw during the French Cinema Now Fall film presentation.


A World Without Women
France 2011
Directed by: Guillaume Brac
Starring:
Constance Rousseau as Patricia
Laurent Papot as Juliette
Vincent Macaigne as Sylvain
My rating: 5

In its brief but eventful runtime, this film knowingly delineates a complex parent-child relationship and explores how each party goes about seeking romantic connection.

Patricia and her daughter Juliette have rented a cottage in a lazy beachfront town. The former is flirtatious with men, verging on desperate, while her pretty and intelligent child is more timid and careful with her affections.

Both of them play a back-and-forth emotional tease with Sylvain, the flat’s schlubby proprietor, and the resulting psychological effects on all parties are presented with subtlety and impressive acting.


My two-bits:
Loved that this took place at a seaside location - wonderful views.

As the description says a schlubby character, Sylvain, is the focus in this story. Suprisingly this focus the women have on Sylvain makes him a very appealing and attractive man despite the schlubbyness.

Take a peek:



6 comments:

  1. Attraction to a schlubby man..... this I gotta see!

    :-)

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  2. It does look a lovely location. I always enjoy a French movie. I've never heard the word schlubby before. But improbable attraction to a schlubby man is the premise of pretty much any movie Woody Allen made.

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  3. Louise's comment about Woody Allen is right on! I love the word schlubby - I live in L.A. where it's not uncommon to describe someone as a 'schlub' - usually someone kind of unattractive and not very bright - and I love how this character really is both schlubby AND strangely sexy.
    Great post. Thanks for stopping by and visiting me too.

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  4. *Schlubby* describes him perfectly - it almost seems like a term of endearment. And I LOVE that magnificent seaside! <3
    Would enjoy watching this, if there were a version with subtitles ;D

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  5. This is not unprecendented in French films. When I saw the photo, I thought it was Gerard Depardieu - the king of the schlubby actors. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

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