im actually impressed at how much viggo ate in this movie. like, there are at least 20 scenes of him eating. didn't know the guy had a stomach like that.
so disappointed with this one. i don't know how french you should be to get this, but i know i'm not enough. in short: the main romance isn't nearly as interesting as it should be considering the long runtime; the first part drags a bit but it's solid, whereas the second is really dull with the finale being the only worthwhile moment; arletty doesn't look or act the part, making the movie feel like a weird farce insteady of a tragedy, which i guess was the intended angle. the production, scope and jean-louis barralt's performance save this from being plain bad.
Nothing happens in this film.
I say, wrong.
Everything happens in this film.
You see, there's no secret to Jonas Mekas' masterpiece, his big, sprawling love letter to life and film, and together with Mirror certainly the most important features ever produced. Do you want to know what's it about? It may sound corny, stupid, but no less true. Are you ready?
Everything that matters happens in this film.
EDIT: it's been over a year but sometimes i…