Film Discussion Group

1st & 3rd Saturdays at Woodend

Tutor: Robin McGeehan

Next Film: I’ve Loved You So Long Sat 16 Mar 10am

GENRE: -DRAMA/FAMILY RUNNING TIME: -115MINS CRIITICAL RATING: -(Rotten tomatoes-88%, Metacritic 79%) LANGUAGE: -FRENCH (ENGLISH SUB TITLES)

In my (humble) view we benefit immensely by the opportunity to see/review foreign films, whose take on “life”, often influenced by the culture and mores of the country of the film’s origin), may be somewhat different to what we are used to!

Is this film “different” from the usual “Hollywood” run of the mill?

Well, I have only had the opportunity to see the film “trailer” (and read the Wikipedia “write up) but it certainly sounds “promising”-Of course the best judge is YOU-so come along and see!

What did the critics have to say???

“…Critics noted the film’s potentially problematic mixture of tones, as it veers between foreboding and sentimentality. A. O. Scott of the New York Times said, “Mr. Claudel’s practice of fading slowly to black between scenes, and the spidery tones of Jean-Louis Aubert’s score, create an atmosphere of mystery and dread that is both appropriate to the story and a little misleading. If I’ve Loved You So Long is not exactly a horror movie, it is nonetheless filled with fear and foreboding. (Yikes!!)

 “… Kenneth Turan was even more positive, describing the film as “An example of the French tradition of high-quality adult melodrama, conventional in technique but not story, this thoughtful, provocative film is slow developing because it’s all about character”.

The plot sounds “intriguing” but I am not about to reveal it (bit of a tease-eh)

Morning tea provided-of course!

See you there

Rob

Semester One Films

DATEFILMPRESENTERGENRE
16 Mar I’ve Loved You So LongJulieForeign/French
30 Mar
Out of AfricaValmaiDrama
6 AprAll About My Mother Mark/RobSpanish
20 AprRoom with a ViewJohn/SandyDrama
4 MayThe ApartmentSimonComedy
18 MayFuryMarkWar
1 JunThe Wipers TimesNellieWar
Light hearted
15 JunLock, Stock, and Two Smoking
Barrels
EstelleComedy/Crime
29 JunA Place in the SunJulie/Chris
Norrid
6 JulLust and CautionJulieForiegn/Chinese
20 JulPlanning meeting