“Love last three years” a movie adapted from French author Frederic Beigbeder’s best seller.
I wonder how this fabulous semi-intellectual hipster jerk looking face has achieved to move me? Actually, yes I know, Gaspard Proust is simply exhilarating in his pretentious part, hypocrite, with a huge ego. Nevertheless, surprisingly charming. I felt for him, a little bit like Alice, played by the radiant Louise Bourgoin. This duo works. They both have opposite, but complementary energies . Certainly, this melodrama seems to be aimed for a microcosm of well-informed Parisians. However, anyone can identify with the characters (even Joey Starr, in his unexpected part, well acted) and to the situations they are encountering. The moments of camera close-ups allow the characters to reveal themselves, to show us their sensibilities and their real selves without hiding behind the hypocrite mask they put on in society. Beigbeder generously shares with us his literary and artistic tastes. He also kindly offers to Canal + his service as a former adman by placing almost everyone. Known as a literary columnist, the French channel has allowed him to increase his notoriety, finance the adaptation of his novel (l’amour dure trois ans/ Love lasts three years) and to surround himself with an amazing casting.The only downside is that this movie sadly doesn’t translate well in other cultures. Deeply French by its references, it talks about the universal theme of love. We smile when we recognized Canal + columnists, French philosophers and Parisian places such as Hôtel Amour, Montana and more. This universe ingrained in French culture will please French lovers and Francophiles.
By Anoushka Ravanshad, French actress & Cinema flair Contributor
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