Thursday, 15 October 2009

Filmography design

Lately I've been watching a couple of interesting french films, that I consider are worth mentioning, even though they hasn't got very strong storys, they have a very good art and photography direction, and they all have very good scenery, scenographers and production design as well.

  • The first one is:

Le parfum de la dame en noir

The story revolves in solving a murder, but it has a comic edge to it, it's not for everyone to en joy, it's not typical in any way, and it's far away from your common comedy mysteries, it defenetly has french humor and not every one will understand it as comedy.
But even if the story isn't for everyone, if you lik
e film, photography, design, etc...It's a good movie to look at another style of film.

Director: Bruno Podalydes
Writers: Bruno Podalydes (screenplay) & Gaston Leroux (novel)
Cast: Denise Podalides, Sabine Azema & Zabou Breitman

  • The second one is:

L'heure d'été

It is a very slow story, but every single detail of the locations and the positioning of the camera has it's own life, it's telling you things that the story is not, and it's worth the watch only for those little things that may seem insignificant, but sometimes details are the most important.
The story is about this family (which the main characters ar
e the brothers and sister) that doesn't get together very often, every one leads a very different and separate life, but they all get reunited to visit their mother and grandmother for he r birthday, several months after which she dies, and her inheritance is the what the story is all about, and how the family shapes their problems around it.

Director & Writer: Oliver Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Charles Be rling, Jeremie Renier & more

  • The third one is:

Faubourg 36

This film although tragedy is part of it, it still has a happy ending, although it's not the typical Hollywood one, and I think that is what gives it a very good twist, it is a greatly designed film with a lot of color and magic, even if it's not fantastical or has a totally fluent story line. The set in which they worked on, which would be THE faubourg, is a very nice part of the film, and it inspired me a lot, so I recomend for anyone interested in scenographie, to check this film out, it has a lot of material.
The story is about the neighbourhood and a theatr called the Chansonia, and the crossings, and the happenings around that.

Director: Christophe Barratier
Writers: Christophe Barratier & monre
Cast: Gerard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad & Nora Arnezeder

By Sky

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