Continental, un Film Sans Fusil (Continental, a Film Without Guns) Reviews
Beautiful shot composition and mostly stationary cameras.
Scattered moments of humor and sorrow, just like real life.
Continental is the kind of unflinching look on an issue completely universal (loneliness) that finds a way to render what's gloomy and empty exquisitely mysterious.
Not all of the stories presented are directly linked to the missing man sequence that opens the film, but they all feel very much connected, bringing out bleak humor and disturbing pathos in equal doses.
Lafleur's directorial approach is not for everyone-- despite the critical acclaim, it is very unsurprising the some of the moviegoing public has been bored to tears by the massive non-happenings that chain together the film. But, to me, Continental is far more than the sum of its parts, and with superbly subtle performances, very quiet music and a string of both heartbreaking & embarassing moments, it's one of the best films to grace the silver screen in Quebec for years.
trÃ¨s long, PAS de belle prise de camÃ©ra
trÃ¨s peu de dialogue et quand il y en a, ce n'est pas pour ajouter quelque chose de trÃ¨s signifiant. Personnages tous dÃ©pressifs et sans intÃ©rÃªt. Un film sans dÃ©but, sans fin, sans scÃ©nario avec des personnages sans intÃ©rÃªt.
Le film est incohÃ©rent. On dirait qu'on a essayÃ© de faire comme les frÃ¨res Coen, mais qu'on a trop cherchÃ© a faire un film diffÃ©rent.
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