Tag: Lea Seydoux

It’s Only the End of the World (2016)
DVD Review

It’s Only the End of the World (2016)

Based on the play of the same name by French playwright Jean-Luc Lagarce, Cannes 2016 Grand Prix winner It’s Only the End of the World focuses on 34-year old gay playwright Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), who is visiting his family after a 12-year absence to let them know that he is dying. However, […]

The Lobster (2015)
Feature, Film Review

The Lobster (2015)

If you could turn into any animal, what would you choose? An academic question where we come from, in Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ universe it’s a practical matter requiring careful consideration. In his surreal dystopian romantic satire, also his English language debut, it’s the final punishment facing anyone who fails […]

Film Review

Diary of a Chambermaid (2015)

Many would fear to tread where the greats have gone before. Not French director Benoît Jacquot who follows behind Jean Renoir and Luis Buñuel in adapting Octave Mirbeau’s novel The Diary of a Chambermaid. He’ll say his version is very different, and that may be the case, but a little […]

DVD Review

Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013)

Known to some as the winner of the 2013 Palme d’Or at Cannes, known to some as an extraordinary work of art, and known to some as, well, that French film about two young lesbians having lots of sexy times, Blue Is The Warmest Colour is most definitely one of […]

Film Review

Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

Graphic first love story With the French title, La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitres 1 et 2, this film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes after receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from the festival audience and jury. Likewise on its French theatrical release it got raves, Allociné press rating 4.7 (out of […]

Feature, Film Review

Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

Adele (magnificently portrayed by Adèle Exarchopoulos) is a teenage literature student coming to terms with her sexual identity, as well as who she wants to be in life, when a brief exchange of a glance with striking tomboy Emma (Léa Seydoux) alters her life forever. Blue is the Warmest Color […]

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Sister (2012)

High and low: life as a hustle Ursula Meier is a new Swiss director who rejects the glamorous picture of her country as a place of heroic mountain climbers and perfectly functioning watches and rock solid banks. In her world, nothing is particularly certain. In her debut feature, ironically called […]