Water Lilies

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Re: Water Lilies

Postby DMt. » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:14 pm

I still watch it occasionally, on a strictly-rationed 'don't wear it out' basis, and it's holding up very well. Amazing how much l'Acquart had changed by the next thing, Au 7eme Jour, a scant year later; a good six inches taller, fleshed out from the skinny gamine Marie, but still instantly recognisable; extraordinaire like la Gainsbourg.
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Re: Water Lilies

Postby fish » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:28 am

Merry Christmas Louise. Lookin' good. 8) Image
Pity your brother had to spoil the pic though. :P :lol:

28th Nov 2012.
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Re: Water Lilies

Postby DMt. » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:30 am

An old shot but very sweet [and a decent size].

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Re: Water Lilies

Postby fish » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:01 am

Nice.

Any idea what festival this was?
Not Cannes for sure.
Maybe Cabourg?

Whatever it is they look exhausted poor loves. :Z :Z :Z :Z
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Re: Water Lilies

Postby DMt. » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:13 pm

Uhhh...well...it's the one where they won that...award, innit? What she's holding...there. :oops:

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Exhausted but deliriously happy; i'll have some of that, please...
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Re: Water Lilies

Postby fish » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:49 am

DMt. wrote:Uhhh...well...it's the one where they won that...award, innit? What she's holding...there. :oops: ...

Yes.



Yes, that's the one.



Possibly. :? :P
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Marie has no idea how beautiful she is

Postby DMt. » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:14 pm

When I was young and beautiful, I thought I was hideous and geeky and that no-one could possibly find me attractive. I suspect this is a fairly common teenage preoccupation, but that doesn't make it any more fun.

Anyway, one of the reasons l'Acquart's Marie gets to me is that she radiates this, in spades - [eg "I don't know why I'm arsed, I'm not normal anyway" ], and she is patently [and painfully] shy about her tiny, budding breasts as contrasted with Floriane's. However there's also a certain interesting defiance, anger and determination; when she does take action or break her silence, she's unexpectedly forceful...but she has no clue how beautiful she is.

How different the character would be if, like Floriane, she had always ticked the boxes of conventional beauty, and been constantly admired and lusted after?

For some reason I'm sure she would hate it.
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Re: Marie has no idea how beautiful she is

Postby fish » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:01 am

DMt. wrote:...For some reason I'm sure she would hate it.

So would I.
That awkwardness and insecurity just adds to Marie's charm, and Pauline totally inhabits the character. *:)*
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Re: Water Lilies

Postby fish » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:28 am

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An interview in English with Céline about NdP was posted on YT on 28th Jan 2013.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxyqjm1OTUc

Thanks "WakeningMe" for posting. *:)*
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Re: Water Lilies

Postby DMt. » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:06 pm

Nice find, O Fish! *:)*

I particularly liked that Céline says they still hang out, and that she feels 'responsible' for them; the complete opposite of the cynical, exploitative 'industry' mindset. After all, the film must have been a signal event in all their lives, and this is no small thing.

It's good to know that, despite the wrong-headed pontifications of many so-called 'reviewers' who really ought to have known better, the film achieved its goal of cutting through to the realities of young feminine experience, without resorting to brutality, voyeurism or 'the fantasy of cotton underwear'...and I liked the smile .gif very much anyway, just as a smile, but in context ["You really get to feel, and experiment...what it's like to be a girl"] it's even more charming.

Go Sciamma... 8)
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Re: Water Lilies

Postby DMt. » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:07 am

WakeningMe fait un vidéo cadeau d'anniversaire pour Céline Sciamma, c'est très intéressant ... Je l'ai invitée ici avec un message YouTube, croise les doigts ... 8)
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Re: Water Lilies

Postby Ian » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:50 am

Nice to hear they still hang out. :D
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Re: Water Lilies

Postby katka » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:52 pm

amazing finding! *:)* :D Thanks :D
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Re: Water Lilies

Postby fish » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:56 am

Poster from the "Woman On Top" film festival. *:)* *:)*

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Re: Water Lilies

Postby Ian » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:56 am

Sounds like my kind of festival. :)P :wink:
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