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La Vie Nouvelle (A New Life) Reviews

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½ May 19, 2011
Erstbegegnung mit Grandrieux: stellenweise furioses Körperkino auf den Spuren von Claire Denis, das immer wieder in ungeheuren Bildern kulminiert. Immer aber auch am Rande des Umkippens in Prätention und unfreiwillige Komik, die er hier meist knapp umschifft. Mal sehen, wie das bei SOMBRE und UN LAC gelingt.
½ January 3, 2010
Probably the best use of drone in any movie I've ever seen. I prefer Grandieux's nightmare to Lynch's -- it speaks to me in a purely visceral way unmatched by anything else. There are some images here I'm afraid will find their way into my subconscious and mess with me for the rest of my life. With this and Sombre, it appears as if the world has a bleaker, post-modern version of Antonioni in Grandieux, which is a terrifying thought. Looking forward to Un Lac, I wonder what the man could possibly do with his next movie.
December 12, 2009
Intense. Philippe Grandrieux is a master of the visceral experience of cinema. In LA VIE NOUVELLE he uses pitch perfect cinematography and sound design to completely submerge the viewer. This film is not something you watch but rather experience. This film is just terrifying; Grandrieux uses a lot of experimental aesthetics to create the mood, and show the savageness of the situation. God, I need to watch this a few more times to fully grasp it; but some amazing stuff.
December 6, 2009
Damn that was intense!
½ June 19, 2009
This was pretty intense and visceral experience, helped by some really awesome avant garde aesthetics and some of the most fucked up, terrifyingly directed scenes ever. It does however too often risks being too cold and abstract, especially with the way the characters are treated as little more than bodies. I also don't think it's necessary to have that drone in the background all the time when silence is more preferable.
March 24, 2009
cuando el cine da para mas
½ May 14, 2008
Grandrieux is something of the French answer to Lynch... this one is VERY deranged, though.
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