|Diabolo mentheReleased in:
Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Corinne DaclaTags: bathing girlSummary:
In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frederique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School starts. For Frederique it's the year of her first serious love, her first foray into politics (the Algerian question and "ban the bomb"), her first kiss from an older man, her first friend who runs away, and her first loss of friendship over values. For Anne, who watches her sister closely, it's a year of her first period and of learning to talk to boys, dealing with unfair teachers, and sorting things out with mom after getting in trouble.Controversial scenesAdded:
FinlandTags: bathing girl
, girl skinny dipSummary:
A good-humored and extremely personal documentary where director Kiti Luostarinen shows her view of the feminine world. Although over 50 women relate their experiences, the film is subjective in its approach to the "imposition" of good shape and beauty that consumes the female routine.
This is a film on the significance of having a female body: the passage from infancy into adolescence, pregnancy, aging, and the change in the body under these diverse conditions. It also describes the sacrifice in the name of beauty and of keeping young. - www.mostra.orgControversial scenesAdded:
|Numéro deuxReleased in:
FranceTags: bathing girlSummary:
One of the high points of Jean-Luc Godard's challenging 1970s work, NUME'RO DEUX shows us the world of a working-class French family through the fracturing prism of layered and juxtaposed video images. Godard and fellow collaborator Anne-Marie Mie'ville focus on the shifting relationships of this family as they lead lives of not-so-quiet desperation in an austere, claustrophobic apartment. The resulting film is a dense tapestry that simultaneously examines various facets of family life in contemporary capitalist society, including materialism, old age, childhood trauma, sexual politics, and rape.
The decision to film this story in such a daring fashion--splitting the screen into innumerable variations--only enhances Godard and Mie'ville's point. As we watch the young married couple (Sandrine Battistella and Pierre Oudrey) slowly drift apart from one another, the cold, distant images add even greater loss to their disintegrating relationship. In focusing on the more somber aspects of family life, the filmmakers have crafted a bold commentary on familial dysfunction, which at the same time works superficially as a visual tour-de-force of stunning originality.Controversial scenesAdded: