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FFF: Impardonnables (N/C 15+)
November 13, 2011 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Director André Techiné
Cast Andre Dussollier, Carole Bouquet, Mélanie Thierry, Adriana Asti, Mauro Conte
2011 I 111mins I Int. Sales TF1 International
A successful novelist comes to Venice for peace and quiet towrite his next book – but tranquility is the last thing veteran André Techiné (FFF UK special focus last year) has on his mind. His adaptation transforms Philippe Djian’s novel into a dense, fast-moving narrative with his unique style and many of his familiar signature themes. The seductive setting (a typical images of Venice and the nearby remote, verdant island of Sant’ Erasmo, all superbly shot) lend amesmeric atmosphere. There are extraordinary performances to appreciate, especially André Dussollier’s Francis, a famous, womanizing, older novelist out of touchwith his feelings,who manages to get writer’s block whenever he falls in love. Carole Bouquet is consistently watchable as the gorgeous, butch, bisexual Judith, a younger empathetic, tough, and unconstrained model-turned-real estate agent. Techiné invests it allwith the pitch-perfect pace of a thriller, which packs an emotional punch.
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