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"Is this some sort of satire?", one must ask. Desplechin's film resists every chance to shed light on its character, but instead relies on ridiculous "star-was-born" myths to sustain the story. This audience laughs, feels amused, not knowing if this is an ode to acting myth, a parody of period pieces, or if it's (also very likely) an extrapolation of class struggle. Admittedly, Desplechin must be a study of Jacques Rivette, but Rivette was interested in sincerity, while Desplechin was not.
I'm not entirely sure if this is a ****1/2 film. Perhaps it is more or less but this is a completely major piece of filmmaking. It is long, it is unruly, it is uneven, it is fairly brilliant. Desplechin's mise-en-scene creates a world remembered, and his attention to period detail (which IMMERSES you in 19th London) leaves no doubt that the memory is personable. Summer Phoenix's performance is a strange one, blank like an alien's but intentionally so such that her register is unnerving. The narrative is a simple one. Now she is empty, now she is full. Esther Kahn is an out-of-body experience that I am still sorting out.
DiffÃ©rent des Desplechin que je connaissais. Beaucoup aimÃ© le personnage et sa faÃ§on de voir le monde.
This film was way too tedious and long for a extremely simple concept: the rise and fall of a theater actress.
"Esther kahn" est long. Long comme une gestation qui n'enfinirait pas d'arriver Ã son terme. Embryon,Esther est une petite chose insignifiante, improbable. Lorsque foetus, elle s'accroche Ã cette vie dont elle ignore tout, Esther devient Ã©trange, prometteuse. La veille de sa naissance son cordon ombilical a failli l'Ã©trangler et c'est finalement dans la douleur qu'Esther dÃ©couvre la lumiere. Domage que Desplechin ait rate cette naissance.
Un gros morceau made in Nono.
Once more, a beautiful film of Arnaud Desplechin. In the particular historical context of the jewish community of London at the beginning of the twentieth century, the story of the maturation of a young actress and how personal experiences may be fruitful to improve your play.
un film comme une rÃ©vÃ©lation.. sublime..
Aww really nice movie with Summer=) love her and her work
A bit strange story but I liked it. It`s about a quiet that loves going to the theater. She desides to be an actress and meet a lot of intressing people on her way.