Seaside

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Julie Lopes-Curval's debut feature, Seaside, closely observes the lives of about a dozen citizens in a small French village. Paul (Jonathan Zaccai) works as a lifeguard. His sister is employed at the local casino, a building frequented by their mother, Rose (Bulle Ogier). Rose is retired from a factory that currently employs Paul's significant other, Marie (Helene Fillieres), and is lorded over by Albert (Patrick Lizana), the fourth generation of his family to run the business. Over the course of one year, the lives and fortunes of these people intertwine and change in major and minor ways. Seaside was screened at the Director's Fortnight during the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

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Critic Reviews for Seaside

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (4)

  • Along with Ms. Ogier, these four actresses [Fillières, Lizana, Mïkaël, Rovère] are the best reasons to see Seaside.

    Aug 15, 2003 | Full Review…

    Andrew Sarris

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  • Effective, if less than urgent.

    Aug 6, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4

    John Anderson

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  • Touching, amusing, sometimes compelling, Seaside is ultimately little more revealing than a weekend visit. It's a sheaf of captivating postcards.

    Aug 6, 2003
  • [Lopes-Curval's] achievement is so particularly -- and peculiarly -- realized, evoking the enforced parameters and rhythms of small-town life, that the movie itself begins to feels restrictive.

    Aug 6, 2003 | Rating: 2/5
  • The story is familiar and the direction doesn't break any new ground. Still, Lopes-Curval's excellent ensemble cast makes Seaside pleasurable viewing.

    Aug 6, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Compare it to what passes for sophisticated filmmaking in this country and the movie becomes a living instrument of cinematic humanism.

    Aug 5, 2003

Audience Reviews for Seaside

  • Jun 17, 2015
    "Seaside" gets one thing perfectly right. Namely, what it is like to live in a small, provincial resort village all year round, as it follows a group of characters trapped by one circumstance or another. The bad news is none of the characters are well-defined enough to care about or to even be of much interest.(One of them might have a gambling problem. I think.) All of which significantly lessens any impact this movie might otherwise have had.
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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