Villa Amalia (2008)
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Legendary French screen actress Isabelle Huppert headlines this sumptuous, passionate tale, adapted from a novel by belletrist Pascal Quignard (All the Mornings of the World). Huppert stars as Ann, a gifted and brilliant, middle-aged musician whose sense of security falls to pieces when she stumbles onto her husband, Thomas (Xavier Beauvois), kissing another woman. Without hesitation, she abandons him and takes a headlong rush into the arms of a new life. Guided by her musical intuition and the
Feb 8, 2009 Wide
EuropaCorp. Distribution - Official Site
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A growing reliance on ellipsis gives the film an episodic style that makes it feel as if we're watching snippets from a long-running series and increasingly it feels like the film has little to say about its subject.
The film's resolution makes Villa Amalia seem more mundane than it should.
Jacquot's film does not pander to the young or inexperienced and requires the viewer to read between the lines.
Insinuating and enigmatic filmmaking adds to the central mystery of this intensely personal odyssey
Benoît Jacquot, in his fifth collaboration with Isabelle Huppert, drops us into the flurry of events that make up a year in the life of professional musician Ann Hidden.
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