FEST 2012: Film Reviews part III

Hi, today I will write about last three movies I saw on International Film Festival in Belgrade. French-Poland production movie Elles is very much my taste. Starring: Juliette Binoche, Joanna Kulig and Anaïs Demoustier. Set in modern Paris, this story shows the life of a woman with husband and teenage rebel son (average family) and Her job. Juliette is a journalist for some magazine. She is writing a story about prostitution among students in Paris. She meets two girls, one is Lola a French girl and second is Polish girl who came to study in Paris. Film presents a few separate destinies that will meet in one moment, so the audience has a preview of different lives, Lola’s, journalist’s, Polish girl’s and from men who are clients. This topic has been used a hundreds of times, but it is very quality movie, sometimes very funny and casts a realistic view on the lives of poor students in France and hidden aspirations of middle-aged men. Juliette Binoche played very good role, this time She is not femme fatale, looks quite ordinary, even hackneyed. I liked the Polish girl, She is very funny. This movie is MUST SEE.

 La Folie Alamayer is one horrible movie, actually probably the worst film on the FEST ever. This is attempt to make artistic movie. Nothing more, nothing less, just that. Production is Belgian and French. The main character is Alamayer who is white man living in Indonesia, or somewhere in the east. Film is set in rainforest. He wants to get back to Europe and take his daughter also, but in whole movie He is expecting some miracle to happen. I don’t want to spend words on this crap, I will just note that few very lame scenes last for 10 minutes. The Film is very stupid and boring after 20 minutes from the beginning lot of people left cinema.

And finally the time has come to present the best movie on International Film Festival in Belgrade 2012. It is Le Havre, directed by famous  Aki Kaurismäki. Starring:  André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Blondin Miguel, Elina Salo, Evelyne Didi. Film is set in town Havre in  Normandy. The main character is old Marcel shoeshine boy. Marcel lives in some ordinary quart of the city among many good neighbors, has a sick wife who will soon go to the hospital for therapy. In his life enters one black child from Africa, who is an illegal immigrant wanted by French police.
This is one very positive and worm life story, about one good man and people in a French town. I have never seen anything from this director until now, I can just note that his style is very unique. The story is simple and realistic, but also tells many things and awakes special feelings among people who are  watching it. Film is quite slow, but not boring at all, also can be very funny and entertaining. It seems like it’s directed in some past times, set design looks quite  vintage. In the end the film received a huge round of applause from audience. This movie is quite something, MUST SEE!

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