Monthly Archives: September 2018

Les Biches (The Does)

Claude Chabrol’s take on sexual ambiguity in 1968 is mischievous. Stéphane Audran plays the resplendent Frédérique, nouvelle vague’s colonialist of female lust and control. She’s the wealthy dominatrix who wants power over those she desires, and she pursues them with … Continue reading

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Le Souffle au Coeur (Murmur of the Heart)

Originally posted on French Film Stories:
Mother Love: Laurent (Benoît Ferreux) comforted by his mother, Clara (Lea Massari) If you’re a teenage boy in a post-war bourgeois family, struggling with a cold father, a Catholic education and two mischievous older…

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