Posted: July 6, 2014 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Camille Claudel, Francois Truffaut, Jacques Bonnaffe, Jacques Guerin, Jean Genet, Marc Albdenour, Martin Provost, Olivier Gourmet, Rene de Ceccatty, Sandrine Kiberlain, Seraphine, Simone de Beauvoir, The Story of Adele H., Violette, Violette Ludec | Leave a comment »
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Violette, the new biopic of French feminist writer Violette Ludec (she was a contemporary of Simone de Beauvoir, Jean Paul Sartre and Jean Genet), is a beautiful film to watch. From a technical standpoint, I think anyone would be hard pressed to find much fault with it. The cinematography is gorgeously, if not depressingly, dark; the sets and costumes faithfully rendered; the music score is enticing; the story is never uninteresting.
At the same time, when it was over, I have to be honest and say that I never really had an emotional connection to the title character. Read the rest of this entry »