The Parisian Flair picked this movie to continue the focus on Marcel Proust, a wonderful French author. The plot is simple. Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. He’s staring at pictures, which allows him to reminisce his past lovers, his youth and why the Great War ended a level of society.
His memories shift back and forth in time. It’s interesting because they are in no specific order. At different period of his life, Marcel interacts with the lovely Gilberte, with Odette, with the hedonist Baron de Charlus, with Albertine, and with many others. Throughout the movie, his beloved grandmother and mother are also present. When watching the movie, you will feel that you live to remember and that the most important is to capture memories. Marcel Proust was a master in describing pieces of his past and transforming them into a great work of art. Proust used the enchantment of words to interlace a life out of remembered fragments. The movie is very ambitious. The magic of Proust varies on the capacity of written words to produce images in our minds. It is tough to transcribe Marcel’s work into film. This movie works! The director Ruiz uses a fable outlook. He stays blurry in some aspects. The viewer is presented with numerous characters, observer overlap, visual folding. We are watching an individual creating a remembered life. In fact, as an alternative of a book about a life, we have a film about a book about a life. Parisian flair believes this movie is one of the greatest adaptation of a classic. It is truly a genuine cinematic masterpiece. This movie deeply connects you to the Frenchness with the way characters interact, their wardrobes and food habits. A guide on how to write and how to live life. Ruiz, the movie director is a surrealist. He explores the unconscious. He offers a sublime directing with his mirrors and cameras, enlightening great truths on awareness, dishonesty, mediation, subjectivity, revelation and disguise. The casting is fabulous: a superbe Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuel Beart, Vincent Perez, Arielle Dombasle, Elsa Zylberstein, Chiara Mastroinanni, Melville Poupaud, Mathilde Seigner and John Malkovich. We rarely have had such a wonderful cast in a long time in French cinema.
A 1945 French Classic: the story of Garance, a beautiful French courtesan French director François Truffaut once said: “‘I would give up all my films to have directed Children of Paradise’”. The plot is a French love story between Baptiste, a theater mime, and Claire Reine, an actress who calls herself Garance played by the radiant Arletty. Les Enfants du […]
Amélie, a young waitress in a Montmartre bar “Les deux Moulins” spends her time observing people. She has a huge imagination. Her goal in life : do good around her. She invents stratagems to act anonymously in the existence of others. Her path is punctuated with encounters : Georgette, the hypochondriac tobacconist, Lucine, grocery assistant, Madeleine Walace, […]
Fascinated by wine, French filmmaker Gilles Legrand’s new movie “You will be my son” / “tu seras mon fils” is a story about an endangered vintage cuvée. Shot in an authentic Saint-Emilion vineyard. Now available in American movie theaters since August 16th, we really recommend you go see this French movie. You will discover a […]
Francois Ozon’s last masterpiece “Young and beautiful” could be renamed by F.Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Beautiful and Damned”, because in this movie, beauty reveals itself as a damnation. In his fifteenth movie, Ozon portrays a 17-year-old’s identity crisis, throughout 4 seasons and 4 songs (by Françoise Hardy). The actress and model Marine Vacth plays the lead role, Isabelle. […]
Sfar was born in Nice, France. The Parisian Flair decided to focus on his work of art which are comic books. From 2009 to 2010, Sfar wrote and directed Gainsbourg: Une Vie Heroique, a biopic of the iconic French songwriter and singer. The Parisian Flair gives 4 stars to Joann Sfar’s fable movie. Perfectly acted, the lead […]
L’amour dure trois ans “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 […]