Freelance film writer, French but writing in English.
A completely fascinating film about what it means to be from somewhere and finding ourselves (and ‘finding ourselves’) elsewhere. The basic plot itself (about helping the daughter) feels more like an excuse to have Matt Damon end up at an OM match at the Vélodrome and I love it. This is about a man being forced to be outside his comfort zone and making the most of it, not in a colonising manner but with genuine grace.
Finally a good…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
What is now most iconic about Sofia Coppola’s THE VIRGIN SUICIDES is the predominant colour in the Lisbon girls’ bedrooms: the pale pink on their walls, lipsticks and knickers has even gotten its own name, ‘millennial pink,’ possibly revealing the aesthetic impact this film has had on a whole generation of filmgoers. But what gets forgotten in this superficial praise –countless fashion shoots have taken cues from the close-up on Kirsten Dunst lying on a grassy football field in her…