Monday, March 14, 2011
FFF - De Vrais Mensonges
This has been given the English title 'Beautiful Lies' rather than the more nuanced 'true lies. It is excellent if eventually flawed. At about the 3/4 mark, the screen-writers lost control of the lightness, and it drifted tortuously onto the rocks of introspection, and they brought it quickly to its close. Until then, it was a vehicle for the ever-plastic Tautou as a 'beauticienne' in Sete, which is on the Mediterranean, between Montpellier and Narbonne. It is a lovely film in its early stages, lots of laughter and most engaging characters. Also has a good soundtrack making the CD of the festival more attractive to the ear.