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Actresses (Actrices)

Actresses (Actrices) (2007)

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Release Date: Oct 26, 2007 Wide

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Actress-cum-director Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi's sophomore feature, the comedy-drama Les Actrices (Le reve de la nuit d'avant), follows the trials and travails of Marcelline (Tedeschi), a tense and jittery stage thesp whose personal and professional life threaten to fall into pieces simultaneously. On a personal level, Marcelline hits the midpoint of her life, hears her biological clock ticking, and longs desperately for a child. At work, Marcelline's inability to find the core of her character,

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Actresses is a comedy of errors that beggars description.

November 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine
Film Comment Magazine

The mix of the endless rehearsals, Marcelline's lack of grip both personally and professionally and her surreal imaginings make for an uneven film.

July 11, 2008 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi does a terrific job with her portrayal of an actress who has trouble unraveling her life from her performance, but the setting she gives this gem doesn't show it off in its best light.

July 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

there is what we can call the House of Sand and Fog problem: this woman is way too attractive to be in this desperate a situation

December 18, 2007
Manhattan Movie Magazine

Set in the bourgeois and vaguely intellectual Parisian bubble of Bruni Tedeschi's alter ego, it veers more towards comedy as the film progresses, earning good-hearted laughs as well as, well, whatever one may feel towards this particular milieu.

October 13, 2007 Full Review Source: european-films.net
european-films.net

Fails to congeal into a heady structural puzzle, or into a particularly affecting exercise in female empathy.

October 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Actresses (Actrices)

It reminded me of some Simone de Beauvoir´s novels whose (part of the) storyline and (some) characters have connections with the theater.


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