Café de Flore Reviews
The love of down children which are supposed to be past life of people in the other story help to justify lustful love affairs. I cannot see how the new love of Antoine can be beautiful because he just thinks about sex with the blond girl all the time. Some movies inspire you and want you to make a good life. This one gives the opposite result. It makes me feel that society nowadays is so disgusting (if people choose to use this kind of reasoning to solve their problems). It really undermines the meaning of marriage and family and exalt lust.
The imagery is amazing, the story is there but first and foremost, this may have the best usage of music I have ever seen in a film. So many great songs, most of them being a great part of a scene.
We follow two stories, the connection is not easy to figure, but it's well melted together in a sublime way. One story follows a kid with downs and his mom back in the sixties. The other story follows a DJ and his seperation and all the things that include. This story seems to be set in 2010-something. I like both of them, but I belive that the biggest piece of the film, the DJ, is my favorite. Cool that he got that Pink Floyd-track as standard closing track by the way.
It's all done pretty artistic, still very down to earth. Great useage of colors and the camera work is super. Very good editing and even with it's slow pace it won't bore you. You want it to go on and you will have a relaxing journey until it's all over.
This got almost everything I want from a film, maybe a bit more touching stuff could be in this mix, but that's about it. An elegant and mesmerizing film and a must for both film and music lovers.
9 out of 10 vinyls.