3 Hearts (3 coeurs)

3 Hearts (3 coeurs) France (2014) Dir. Benoît Jacquot “Sisters, sisters / There were never such devoted sisters” So wrote legendary songwriter Irving Berlin in 1954 and while this sentiment has stood the test of time, it also provides us with the central conceit of this French romantic melodrama. Ironically, whilst it doesn’t star real … Continue reading 3 Hearts (3 coeurs)

Augustine

Augustine France (2012) Dir. Alice Winocour Paris, 1890 and while serving dinner at a party full of guests 19 year-old kitchen maid Augustine (Soko) is suddenly hit by a seizure which paralyses the right side of the face, sealing her eye shut. Augustine is admitted to the Salpêtrière Hospital, an establishment exclusively for women with … Continue reading Augustine

Beloved (Les bien-aimés)

Beloved (Les bien-aimés) France (2011) Dir. Christophe Honoré In a story that spans three decades, we meet Madeline (Ludivine Sagnier) in the early 1960’s, a shoe shop assistant who one day is mistaken for a prostitute but takes the deal anyway. Through this line of work Madeline meets Czech doctor Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic), with whom … Continue reading Beloved (Les bien-aimés)