Monday, March 16, 2009

2009 French Film Festival (4) - Born in '68

This was a very long film: just under 3 hours. For the first 30 minutes I was cringing with embarrassment at the interpretation of the late 60s early 70s. The story started with the university riots of May 1968 and ended after the run-off for President in 2003 between Le Pen and Chirac plus a short character-coda. So it pretty much covered 40 years. It is totally a fiction woven into the toing-and-froing between the Left and the Right.

There were occasional glitches with design and getting the period right. Not sure whether I interpreted it correctly, but there appeared to be a retribution thing going for the free-love and drop-out pretensions of the main characters: their house (extended commune actually) was visited with many a pox!

I appreciated the last two hours, but it was long. I would not recommend it. Although, it is a while since I have seen a film with quite as many naked bodies and communal sex. Of course, all the bodies were gorgeous ...

1 comment:

Per Stromsjo said...

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