Yesterday I saw my first film in ages. Coeurs
, a French film directed by Alain Resnais, based on a play, Private Fears in Public Places
. It was difficult to choose which film to see, as there were a number of interesting possibilities, but I chose Coeurs
because it had received excellent reviews here. My response to the film? Beautifully filmed. Well acted & directed - all the characters were completely believable in sometimes in unlikely situations, but .... maybe I'm getting a bit picky, but I'm getting rather tired of the "separate characters /inter-connecting lives" idea ... you know, how the actions of one character impacts on another, then the actions of another impacts on yet another? Perhaps I've just seen too many such film?
Anyway, while I couldn't help but admire & enjoy this film, I certainly wouldn't place it in the small number of films I was really
impressed by this year. Sadly, it seemed a little bit dated in feel, with a slight whiff of mothballs about it...