Therese and Isabell Reviews

  • Dec 31, 2011

    If you've ever been young & passionately in love regardless of if you're gay or straight you'll relate to the characters' feelings in this film. This is the story of two girls very much infatuated with each other (but to them they are deeply in love). Yes, it is a lesbian-film; but the story of young love is what it is really about. The visual sexuality is subtle by today's standards, but the narrative over the lesbian scenes is filled with poetic descriptions of the intense love making that are far sexier than any of the displays of breasts or buttocks. Indeed, the nudity is never gratuitous and only displayed when part of the story. The framing of the story is easily predicted but well done. Overall an impressive film for me. The cinematography is especially stunning. Note that there are some 60's archetypes so it helps to be moderately familiar with western culture in 1968.

    If you've ever been young & passionately in love regardless of if you're gay or straight you'll relate to the characters' feelings in this film. This is the story of two girls very much infatuated with each other (but to them they are deeply in love). Yes, it is a lesbian-film; but the story of young love is what it is really about. The visual sexuality is subtle by today's standards, but the narrative over the lesbian scenes is filled with poetic descriptions of the intense love making that are far sexier than any of the displays of breasts or buttocks. Indeed, the nudity is never gratuitous and only displayed when part of the story. The framing of the story is easily predicted but well done. Overall an impressive film for me. The cinematography is especially stunning. Note that there are some 60's archetypes so it helps to be moderately familiar with western culture in 1968.

  • Jun 08, 2011

    Une lesbienne classique embarquement école de cinéma.

    Une lesbienne classique embarquement école de cinéma.

  • May 24, 2011

    What was probably groundbreaking 45 years ago is now slow and understated. The beginning of a sapphic relationship is interesting, but still requires standard acting levels that are missing here. Oh and the leads are mislabeled here, the blonde is Isabelle.

    What was probably groundbreaking 45 years ago is now slow and understated. The beginning of a sapphic relationship is interesting, but still requires standard acting levels that are missing here. Oh and the leads are mislabeled here, the blonde is Isabelle.

  • Oct 28, 2009

    I'm surprised by some of the reviews. This is certainly not pornography of any sort. In fact, I felt it was one of the more thoughtful lesbian themed films, told in a very NON-exploitative fashion. Also a very realistic plot line. It's about a woman named Therese who visits her former all-girl boarding school in France, where she had a passionate romance with a fellow student named Isabelle. Their story is told in flashbacks, which recall the joy and heartbreak of first love. The sex scenes between the girls are handled with care (they're not explicit, but have a very erotic edge to them, nevertheless), and the acting and cinematography are very good. This is definitely worth renting if you're looking for a lesbian-themed film that deals with real emotions and feelings.

    I'm surprised by some of the reviews. This is certainly not pornography of any sort. In fact, I felt it was one of the more thoughtful lesbian themed films, told in a very NON-exploitative fashion. Also a very realistic plot line. It's about a woman named Therese who visits her former all-girl boarding school in France, where she had a passionate romance with a fellow student named Isabelle. Their story is told in flashbacks, which recall the joy and heartbreak of first love. The sex scenes between the girls are handled with care (they're not explicit, but have a very erotic edge to them, nevertheless), and the acting and cinematography are very good. This is definitely worth renting if you're looking for a lesbian-themed film that deals with real emotions and feelings.

  • Sep 19, 2009

    Une lesbienne classique embarquement école de cinéma.

    Une lesbienne classique embarquement école de cinéma.

  • Jan 03, 2009

    It was an interesting little movie, would have been better in french I am sure, As I think it was a french book originally. The acting wasn't great, but Isabelle was beautiful! The story of the "love" between the two girls seemed more of a small obsession for one another. There was clearly loyalty, but the way it ended, with Isabelle just up and leaving without one word of warning for Therese, made me question her commitment. A more solid review will be up on my blog http://prettydamnandrogynous.blogspot.com/

    It was an interesting little movie, would have been better in french I am sure, As I think it was a french book originally. The acting wasn't great, but Isabelle was beautiful! The story of the "love" between the two girls seemed more of a small obsession for one another. There was clearly loyalty, but the way it ended, with Isabelle just up and leaving without one word of warning for Therese, made me question her commitment. A more solid review will be up on my blog http://prettydamnandrogynous.blogspot.com/

  • Oct 26, 2008

    A boarding-school romance. Not terrible, but more slow-moving than I have patience for.

    A boarding-school romance. Not terrible, but more slow-moving than I have patience for.