Thursday, June 19, 2008

Things I like, Things I hate...

Foutaises, 1989

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

His most famous work, of course, is Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain ( I just used the longer French title. I'm fancy like that). But he also made one of my favourite war movies, Un long dimanche de fiançailles , which I thought illustrated nicely the various ways war is a motherfucker. It's meaner than Amelie. Plus it has Jodie Foster, speaking French. One of my friends found it too long, but I told her to note the title. It's supposed to be.

This little film stars Dominque Pinon, he of the great clown face.

See also La Cite des Enfants Perdus and Delicatessen (they eat *spoiler* people)

No comments: