Les Favoris de la lune (Favourites of the Moon) (1984)

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Director Otar Iosseliani hit the nail on the head when describing Favorites of the Moon as "an abstract comedy." Indeed, if ten different people who saw the film were asked to describe the plot, there would be ten different answers. All would agree, however, that the storyline is contingent upon two inanimate objects: an 18th-century chinaware set, and a 19th-century nude portrait. The dozens of characters inextricably linked to these two items are drawn from social circles ranging from chi-chi … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy, Special Interest
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Written By: Otar Iosseliani
On DVD: Aug 12, 2014
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as Claire

as Delphine Laplace

as Mons. LaPlace

as Christian Laplace

as Lucie Laplace

as Madeleine Duphour-Pa...

as Sabine Duphour-Paque...

as Riviére

as Marc Duphour-Paquet

as Mons. Duphour-Paquet
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Critic Reviews for Les Favoris de la lune (Favourites of the Moon)

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Audience Reviews for Les Favoris de la lune (Favourites of the Moon)

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'Les Favoris de la lune' is the first French film by Georgian born director Otar Iosseliani.
There's not much point trying to explain the plot, because really there isn't much of one. The best way to describe it would be to say it's like Altman's 'Short Cuts', only Parisian style.
The film follows a wealth of different characters from terrorists to New Wave singers. What does link all these characters together though is that they all seem to have something to do with an 18th century dinner set and a 19th century painting.
Admittingly some of the episodes were rather funny but I'll also admit I was a little disappointed, especially since Iosseliani's earlier work looks so good. That said, it's still worth watching if you get the chance.

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