A Woman’s Life

A Woman’s Life (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 119 minutes approx. Director Stéphane Brizé, confounds expectations by following his multi-award winning social drama The Measure Of A Man with an uncharacteristic spartan period drama. A Woman’s Life, an adaptation of the 19th century novel Une Vie by Guy de Maupassant, … Continue reading A Woman’s Life

The Measure Of A Man (La loi du marché)

The Measure Of A Man (La loi du marché) France (2015) Dir. Stéphane Brizé The idiom “Same difference” is flippant yet apposite. Take bureaucracy - every country has their own administration yet for those on the receiving end it is all the same. The latest film from Stéphane Brizé is an eye opening account of … Continue reading The Measure Of A Man (La loi du marché)

Not Here To Be Loved (Je ne suis pas là pour être aimé)

Not Here To Be Loved (Je ne suis pas là pour être aimé) France (2005) Dir. Stéphane Brizé At first glance this French romantic drama suggests a remake of Shall We Dance? a mid-90's Japanese comedy which was remade by Hollywood a few years later. Despite a central premise revolving around dance lessons, this tale … Continue reading Not Here To Be Loved (Je ne suis pas là pour être aimé)