Tag Archives: Sexuality

Le Souffle au Coeur (Murmur of the Heart)

If you’re a teenage boy in a post-war bourgeois family, struggling with a cold father, a Catholic education and two mischievous older brothers, there are three pleasures in life: a mother’s love, Jazz music, and the slow, self-conscious introduction to … Continue reading

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Mon Roi (My King)

Maïwenn proves the fragility of liberated and moneyed romance by throwing it against a wall and letting it bleed. Continue reading

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Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud (Nelly and Mr Arnaud)

Nelly (Emmanuelle Béart) is the muse and Mr Arnaud (Michel Serrault) is the man who loves from afar. Desire undeclared, is thus the soft wind that passes through the corridors and large rooms of Mr Arnaud’s smart Parisian apartment. Mr … Continue reading

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21 Nuits avec Pattie (21 Nights with Pattie)

Like a grown-up Alice stepping into Wonderland, Parisian fortysomething (‘Caroline’ played by Isabelle Carré) arrives at her recently deceased mother’s country house in southern France to organise her funeral. She finds her mother’s corpse, resembling a man in drag, in … Continue reading

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Pauline à la Plage (Pauline at the Beach)

Summertime fascination, Eric Rohmer-style, is a gentle flirtatious breeze, one that carries early-eighties sexuality and casual connections on the shore of a wild-Atlantic heart. Third in the ‘Comedies and Proverbes’ series, Pauline à la Plage follows fifteen-year old Pauline (Amanda … Continue reading

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