December 25, 2012

Beloved (2011)

Beloved (2011)
Directed by: Christophe Honoré
Country: France / others

Review: Christophe Honoré insists on his light style dramas, which usually aren’t warm enough to please us. His new film counts with the presence of three wonderful divas – Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni and Ludivine Sagnier, but their charm wasn’t enough to turn “Beloved” into a charming movie. The story was too long, dragging for so much time into uninteresting characters and relationships. The musical side wasn’t a gain too. The songs were depressive and the lyrics often foolish. It’s not an easy task to achieve a musical drama with the lightness or delicacy of some French examples of the past – and I´m remembering of Demy’s “The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg” and “The Girls Of Rochefort”, or Resnais’ “Same Old Song”. What I know is that “Beloved” won’t be among them, as an unforgettable experience.

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