You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! (2013)
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Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET opens with a who's-who of French acting royalty being summoned to the reading of a late playwright's last will and testament. There, the playwright (Denis Podalydès) appears on a TV screen from beyond the grave and asks his erstwhile collaborators to evaluate a recording of an experimental theater company performing his Eurydice-a play they themselves all appeared in over the years. But as the video unspools, instead
Jun 7, 2013 Limited
It's, like, totally, like, "meta." Metaphorical, metaphysical. It's also pretty amusing.
Alain Resnais reflects on some lifelong themes, and though this drama is characteristically eerie, it also conveys a calm that's rare in his work.
Digital technology meets lyrical drama and classical myth in this puckishly daring, intricately original work of docu-theatre from the ninety-year-old director Alain Resnais.
Though Resnais' gamble seems to have failed, it's encouraging to see a director on the brink of 90 still willing to experiment in a way most helmers half his age wouldn't dare.
Whether Resnais will complete another movie remains to be seen, but if this were by any chance to be his swansong, with its distant and resonant echoes of 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' (made 63 years earlier), it would certainly be a lovely one.
This reflection on the past, love and death through the prism of layers of theatrical endeavor is both serious and frisky, engaging on a refined level but frustratingly limited in its complexity and depth.
While the meta-theatrical staging is artful and impeccable and the performances (pulled from a cast of actors Resnais has used over several decades) are superb, it's not the easiest film to sit through.
The film works best when it focuses viewer attention most acutely on the story, deflecting it away from the director's manipulations.
Inventive New Wave director Resnais, now 90, continues to explore issues of memory, time, theater, and history in this aestheticaly rigorous feature, reuniting some of his most reliable actors.
Not since Altman went out with A Prairie Home Companion has a director fashioned such a natural swan song.
A film of bristling intelligence that will delight lovers of cerebral upmarket cinema.
The film is more than the play. Most of all, it gifts us with its actors, the most memorable of whom are Mathieu Amalric and Michel Piccoli.
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- You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (Vous n'avez encore rien vu) (DE)
- You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (UK)