Friday, March 11, 2011
FFF- Crime D'armour
"Love Crimes' is a delightful film which I suspect will receive a commercial release after the festival. It stars Kristen Scott-Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier, both of whom are excellent - bitchy, strong and focussed.
When I say 'delightful', I don't mean light and fluffy. I mean strong and intelligent. The narrative arc does not waver. Alain Corneau knew what he wanted and had the nerve to be true to his material. He died just before its French release.
The script is very tightly controlled, clues are dropped and then, one by one, hauled back in. There is not one, but two twists, and these flow over you with a wave of appreciation for their cleverness.
This is Scott-Thomas as I have never seen her before.