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Mademoiselle Chambon Reviews

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November 13, 2013
Mademoiselle Chambon may be a small film about inconsequential people, but the situations and emotions it stirs up are universally profound
October 26, 2011
By paring everything right down, director Stéphane Brizé elegantly proves that less really is more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 25, 2011
It's a touching, measured, well-observed film that uses music (the teacher is a trained violinist) skilfully.
September 24, 2011
Understated, powerfully emotional drama that plays like an updated French version of Brief Encounter, thanks to a superb script and terrific performances from Vincent Lindon and Sandrine Kilberlain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2011
An impossible romance that is expressed delicately and without recourse to more than mild erotica.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2011
Slow your pace and pause for breath and there's a world of pleasure to be had from this unhurried small-town tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 22, 2011
Too much of Stéphane Brizé's film is elegant water-treading, but there are candid little scenes, and one of those will-they-won't-they, Brief Encounter denouements that never go out of fashion.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2011
It hauls its bucket up slowly. We're not sure till the end, or even then, if there is much water in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2011
A heartbreaking, ambiguous twist on 'Brief Encounter', railway station finale and all. Take hankies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2011
A subtle and sensual character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2011
A familiar tale lent richness by note-perfect turns and stealthy storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 19, 2010
The main characters' desires are so deeply submerged, hidden not only from each other than from themselves, that it's a shock when even the tiniest, most tentative endearment is expressed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 29, 2010
A charmingly direct film of simple contrasts about the difficulty of change.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 29, 2010
Much of the time the audience is left staring as intently as the characters, trying to figure out what these people are thinking, and why we should care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 22, 2010
Stephane Brizi's "Mademoiselle Chambon" is a remarkably moving effort, thanks to two superbly down-to-earth performances.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 8, 2010
The most powerful of emotions are indicated not by dialogue, but with the smallest of gestures and changes in expression.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 20, 2010
Director Stéphane Brizé fills the drama with pregnant silences and the two actors make the most of them. But it may not be for everyone.
September 18, 2010
The lovers' waltz is quietly heartbreaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 16, 2010
Directed by Cesar award-winning Stephane Brize and based on a 2001 novel by French writer Eric Holder, "Mademoiselle Chambon" unfolds in a series of quiet, middle-distance shots.
September 16, 2010
One way to think of Mademoiselle Chambon (a chambon is a piece of a horse's halter) is as Brief Encounter as reimagined by Eric Rohmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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