Film Night

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 19, 2014 in Absolute Hot!, Personal |

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.

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  • Francois says:

    What a splendid film! As far as I know, this is the first time the Cannes film festival shares the Palme d’Or with the director and actresses and richly deserved.
    Well worth seeing again with a civilised audience. The director is said to be working on chapters 3 and 4 of La Vie d’Adèle, this time, directly with original author Julie Maroh.

    • Yes, I saw that it was only chapters 1 and 2, and the ending is fairly open so…. If I get the chance I will see the film again, or even buy it to watch in peace and quiet. It is very explicit, for a cinema film (I wonder what Nyphomania will offer!), but the acting is so lifelike it simply took my breath away. And the sex, of course :)

      • Francois says:

        Adèle Exarchopoulos is on record for saying that she felt like leaving the room when the film was screened in Cannes because of the intensity of the sex scenes. They are intense and it was the first time she saw the film as a continuous whole. She was not ashamed, just blown out of her own socks.
        Nymph()mania / Nymphomania will probably make me break my von Trier vow of chastity. If Charlotte Gainsbourg can work with him, he is back on my white list. And I never could refuse her anything.
        Have you seen the graphic novel Le bleu est une couleur chaude by Julie Maroh? If not, you should put it on your wish list, International Womens’ Day is soon upon us.

  • Over here it’s known as ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’, and everyone has raved about it. Due out on DVD next month – I will be snapping it up!

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