Movie Date?

June 26, 2007 at 5:07 pm | Posted in plans, spectacle | 7 Comments

I promise, I have a big post (or maybe two) about Japan coming as soon as I have the energy… (the photos are already up here). But in the meanwhile, is anyone out there interested in joining me to see Une Vielle Maitresse? I saw a preview for it a while back, and it looked… well, see for yourself:

Oh, the melodrama! So cheesily delectable. Come on, you know you want to.  Let me know via comments or email.



  1. I’ll come..

  2. I saw the clip too and thought it looked interesting in its blatant drama…

    Sigh… This movie date would probably be in the near future and I’m bogged down by end of the year “spectacles” and whatnot for my kids, getting them ready for their vacation and getting myself ready for my own.


    Ah well. This will surely be on TF1 in the near future… 😉

  3. Amy, you’re gonna kill me — I would have totally been down for this, but I actually saw it with my boy a few weeks ago. It was one of those rare occasions when he was in the mood for a French movie. In recent times all he’s wanted to see are American flicks, who knows why… I think part of it is he can’t handle the psychological element of a lot of these French movies these days… (an ex of mine used to call them “films tracassés” — that suited me just fine!) But after seeing the trailer for this one, he was curious. It’s pretty good — intense at moments, very melodramatic for sure. Guilty pleasure type movie, you might say.

    When you go to see it, let me know what you think!

  4. Catherine Breillat directed it!? Seems like a shocking departure from Romance and Anatomy of Hell! Breillat has a lot of interesting observations on sexuality and I’ve always liked the genuine female perspective that comes across in her films, at least that’s what I got out of her previous films, I’ll have to check it out.

  5. Actually, Rochele, my boy and his friends were talking about the feminist elements at the end of the movie… Apparently Breillat does like to portray certain female characters with “male” characteristics, like being more domineering and perhaps even a bit aggressive and violent, whereas her male characters have an element of feminity, or are effeminate in some way or another in their role. And this definitely comes across in this film!

    Of course, that’s probably the most I can say about it in an intelligent manner — I’m afraid I might get my impressions jumbled up otherwise!

  6. Well put, Alice. That’s a big part of why I want to see it.

  7. so did you end up seeing it? I really wanted to see it. and not only for an easy blog entry.

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