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Cinema Review – Gemma Bovery

Gemma (Gemma Arterton) and her husband Charlie (Jason Flemyng) move from London to a small French village. There, they catch the attention of Martin (Fabrice Luchini), a baker who moved home from Paris to take over his father’s bakery. Although the couples become friendly, Martin becomes fascinated with Gemma, and the fact that her behaviour seems to so closely resemble that of Gustave Flaubert’s famous character Emma Bovary. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Cycling with Moliere

Gauthier (Lambert Wilson) journeys to a small town in France to convince a friend and former colleague to take part in a stage production of Moliere’s The Misanthrope. The trouble is that both men still work from ego and compete for everything; the lead role, the best bike and the affection of a neighbour. Can the two put their differences aside for the sake of the play? Continue reading

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JDIFF 2013 Review – In The House (Dans La Maison)

A teenage boy, Claude (Ernst Umhauer), imagines what it would be like to see inside a perfect family’s home. When he finds a way into the house – by giving maths tuition to a fellow student, Rapha – he writes about his experiences in assignments for English class. It is not long before his teacher, Germain (Fabrice Luchini), becomes enthralled by the boy and his stories – even though he and his wife Jeanne (Kristen Scott-Thomas) question the morality of what he is doing, Germain eggs him on, under the pretence of improving the boy’s writing. Continue reading

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