Actresses (Actrices) (2007)
Average Rating: 5.5/10
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Release Date: Oct 26, 2007 Wide
Average Rating: 3/5
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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,
Oct 26, 2007 Wide
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The mix of the endless rehearsals, Marcelline's lack of grip both personally and professionally and her surreal imaginings make for an uneven film.
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.
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
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.
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