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Following up on his gritty Dogma-certified look at street life in Toronto in Johnny, Carl Bessai shifts gears to detail the suburb ennui in Vancouver. Lola (Sabrina Grdevich) spends much of her days on her therapist's couch, blankly wandering the malls and running the odd errand for her hard-driving husband Mike (Colm Feore). Their marriage has stagnated for so long that they can barely imagine another way of living together. One night after an ugly fight, Lola heads into the night. She runs
Nov 3, 2001 Wide
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It is offbeat, with shafts of tender feeling and truth. But trying to touch on too many subjects makes the film uneven.
Very beautifully shot, in widescreen and luminous black-and-white, it is also formally astonishing, with all the minor characters serving as variations on the central couple.
If Lola is not a masterwork, its general polish and intent augur a bright future for the 31-year-old Mr. Demy.
An ode to yearning and enchantment -- a valentine to France, to beautiful women, to the foolish but delicious notions of romance that we receive from Hollywood.
A delightfully melancholy romance of coincidence, starring European film's epitome of sophisticated sexuality.
Demy's 1961 bittersweet musical reverie starring Anouk Aimee is one of the most brilliant works of the French New Wave.
The Ophüls question ("Quelle heure est-il?") is always in the air, along with the tilting, craning and tracking that link and sever feelings
Before he gained renown with The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Demy made his feature debut with a prequel of sorts, which was his elegant homage to the films of Max Ophuls.
Jacques Demy's 1961 classic Lola is a breathtaking reminder of what magic in the movies used to mean. It's pure enchantment.
Unfashionable today but clever and captivating in its startling monochrome imagery.
An early Demy prize, lighting the way to his masterpiece The Young Girls of Rochefort.
It is an undeniably thin story altogether, but Lola skates by on endless amounts of charm.
The film represents an idealized view of reality that will strike some viewers (including this one) as overly sentimental.
Demy is best known stateside for his wondrous musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, but some consider this, his debut feature, to be his best work.
Free-flowing debut feature from French director Jacques Demy who, with his wife, director Agnes Varda, flourished during the New Wave.
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