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3 things about Bruno Dumont’s FRANCE

France [2021] 1. Iridescent jacket. 2. Enormous Gilbert & George (?) stained glass artpiece in the living room. 3. “I was married to a monster for 20 years.”

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3 things about Agnès Varda’s CLEO FROM 5 TO 7

Cleo from 5 to 7 [1962] 1. The kitten plays with her robe. 2. Bombarded with all the lives going on around her at the cafe. 3. Are they about to kiss?

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3 things about JR & Agnès Varda’s FACES PLACES

Faces Places [2017] 1. “Chance has been my best assistant.” 2. Feet like a heart. 3. He reveals himself to her but the film does not reveal him to us.

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3 things about François Ozon’s IN THE HOUSE

In the House [2012] 1. After they invite him to their basketball game, he displays just the right amount of hesitation. 2. She doesn’t understand the poem. Germain is delighted by Claude’s ingenuity. 3. On a grid, a moving tableaux … Continue reading

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3 things about Jean Vigo’s L’ATALANTE

L’Atalante [1934] 1. By the scruff of its neck, he hoists the kitten onto his shoulders. And there it stays, even when he begins to dance around. 2. He uses his finger as a stylus and plays the record. 3. … Continue reading

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3 things about Arnaud Desplechin’s A CHRISTMAS TALE

A Christmas Tale [2008] 1. Catherine Deneuve refers to herself as “elderly.” Never! 2. The felt of the billiard table is electric green. The light coats the entire room, their faces as they sit at a table nearby, talking. 3. He … Continue reading

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