Tag Archives: jealousy

"The Evening Dress" by Myriam Aziza (2009)

first feature

the evening dress
A 12-year-old girl transforms a crush she has for a (female) teacher into an obsessive jealousy. Unable to talk about it with anyone, she locks herself up in an inextricable situation. One hopes that the situation will ultimately resolve itself in a positive way, although everything points out towards a dramatic end.
Cleverly brings the position of the teacher into perspective
Great performances!
Cast: Alba Gaïa Bellugi, Lio, Sophie Mounicot
Director: Myriam Aziza
Writers: Myriam Aziza, Sophie Bredier
Music by Martin Wheeler
Cinematography by Benoît Chamaillard
Film Editing by Ariane Mellet

“Altered Perception” by Kate Rees Davies (USA, 2017)

first feature / cinema of substance

Altered Perception

With its strong but disturbing message, its unconventional camera work. and its very original script, this movie deserves a much more encouraging reaction, but it seems that few critics ventured to see it. Or is it because the pharmaceutical industry has been lobbying around? 🙂
Very original first feature in the trend “cinema-vérirté” / Nice team-work although at times awkwardly amateurish / Pity Kate Davies didn’t find it necessary to provide the viewer with a cinematic conclusion other than a few quotes from Forbes and Vanity Fair.

Cast:  Jon Huertas, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Mark Burnham
Director: Kate Rees Davies
Writers: Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Jon Huertas, Travis Romero
Music by Randy Chance
Cinematography by Steve Romano
Film Editing by Jon Artigo, Vance Crofoot

“Anatomy Of A Love Seen” by Marina Rice Bader (USA, 2014)

Lesbian love seen by a female director

Anatomy Of A Love Seen

A very original love story with good acting and great direction / Shunned by critics

Cast: Sharon Hinnendael, Jill Evyn, Constance Brenneman
Director: Marina Rice Bader
Writer: Marina Rice Bader
Music by Thom Robson
Cinematography by Justin Kane
Film Editing by Vanara Taing

“Nobody Walks” by Ry Russo-Young (USA, 2012)

Nobody Walks

All the personages except one are lost, stuck with desires that they can’t control

Cast: Olivia Thirlby, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Dylan McDermott, Rhys Wakefield, Justin Kirk
Directed by Ry Russo-Young
Written by Lena Dunham, Russo-Young
Music by Will Bates, Fall On Your Sword
Cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt
Film Editing by John W. Walter

“By The Sea” by Angelina Jolie (France, 2015)

By The Sea

SPOILER: Jealous of the happiness and fertility of a newly-wed couple, a tormented middle-aged woman tries to seduce the husband to destroy his couple.

NOTICED: The movie shows three couples at different stages of their development: the newlywed young and happy couple building a new life; the tormented middle-aged couple who has to fight not to fall apart; the old man who every day regrets the death of his wife.

Subtle musical score

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup
Director: Angelina Jolie Pitt
Writer: Angelina Jolie Pitt
Cinematographer: Christian Berger
Editor: Martin Pensa, Patricia Rommel
Composer: Gabriel Yared

“The Beguiled” by Sofia Coppola (USA, 2017)

The Beguiled by Sofia Coppola (2017)

A male ‘enemy’ in a women-only environment: delightful!
Enchanting photography in natural light
Remake of “The Beguiled” by Don Siegel (1971)

Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Angourie Rice
Director: Sofia Coppola
Writer (novel): Thomas Cullinan
Writer: Sofia Coppola
Cinematographer: Philippe Le Sourd
Editor: Sarah Flack
Composer: Laura Karpman

“Wakefield” by Robin Swicord (USA, 2016)

Wakefield

The two male and the female leads are (strangely) miscast
Original and insightful story but dull at times 

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Jason O’Mara, Beverly D’Angelo
Director: Robin Swicord
Writer (short story): E.L. Doctorow
Writer: Robin Swicord
Cinematographer: Andrei Bowden-Schwartz
Editor: Matt Maddox
Composer: Aaron Zigman

“Breathe” (Mélanie Laurent, France 2014)

Breathe

A friendship between two girls (one introvert, one extrovert) turns to a complete misunderstanding.

Cast: Joséphine Japy, Lou de Laâge, Isabelle Carré, Roxane Duran
Director: Mélanie Laurent
Screenplay: Julien Lambroschini, Mélanie Laurent / Novel: Anne-Sophie Brasme
Director of Photography: Arnaud Potier
Editor: Guerric Catala
Music: Marc Chouarain