It’s late, and I’m not going to write much simply because I have to be up early, as usual, in the morning. We went to the cinema this evening, a girl’s night out without all the partying! The film we had chosen, for reasons which will be clear in a moment, was La Vie d’Adèle with Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, a very moving, emotional, exceptional film on the Coming Out of a young woman, her deep relationship and love with all its ups and downs.
I wasn’t sure what it would be like, not having heard anything about it before, wasn’t even sure of the storyline, but I’m glad that we saw it and, if we get a chance, we’ll try to watch it again. Not just for the very explicit sex scenes – which had us both watering at the mouth, but for the wonderful storyline and, above all else, the acting. There is something about French films in this genre that no other country is capable of producing!
The only problem was the audience, what there was of it. We had a pair in front of us who spoke, loud, to one another at the most awkward moments, and I don’t mean the sex scenes, and another, older couple in front of them who simply couldn’t hold their tongues either. They managed to ruin every single one of the more moving scenes, the tragic moments, with their total lack of understanding, their total lack of consideration for other people. I could have slapped all four of them, but I don’t think that would have made too much difference. Sad, because the film was worthy of the Golden Palm it won, and more. Perhaps we’ll have more luck with the audience if we get the chance to see the film again….
Love & Kisses, Viki.