Category: Cinemania

Personal Shopper @ Cinemania

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Ghosts, fashion and Paris.  What could be better?  Sounds delicious, no?  Add to that it is a real mystery.  A mystery in the respect that you do not ever really know which way it is going.  Leaves you feeling rather disconcerted in that you never can tell when the floor…

Reparer les Vivants/Heal the Living @ Cinemania

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We were introduced to the film by someone from Cinemania and she told us that this film by Katell Quillévéré (Suzanne, Love Like Poison) called Réparer les Vivants was one of the programming committees’ favourites of last year.  High praise.  This leads to elevated expectations.  Tough to live up to. …

The Waiting/L’Attente @ Cinemania

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Some films are not made for the masses.  Italian director Piero Messina’s (first feature film) The Waiting is just that type of film.  It is a film light on dialogue and heavy on silent long, static shots involving beautiful Sicilian scenery or one of the two lead actresses.  The atmosphere…

The Sweet Escape (Comme un Avion) @ Cinemania

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Existentialism (the belief that the individual gives meaning to life) is a hard concept to depict in film. Mostly because of its theoretical or silent nature it is rather boring. Director/screenwriter Bruno Podalydès (Park Benches) attempts to create a film that is centered around a man having some sort of…

Summer Nights (Les Nuits d’Ete) @ Cinemania

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Yes, this is a film that involves transvestites, but don’t make the mistake of thinking you are getting a film along the lines of La Cage aux Folles.  Not that much fun to be had here.  Think more along the lines of a British period piece and you’ll go in…