From the Land of the Moon
Directed by Nicole Garcia
An adaptation of Milena Agus' eponymous novel set after WWII, "Mal de Pierres" ("Mal di Pietre") spans 20 years, following the destiny of a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man.
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★★★★ review by Eli Hayes on Letterboxd
Just, y'know, Marion continuing to prove that she's one of the greatest actors of her generation. And those sparse moments of original scoring, good lord. My first Garcia film, and I don't think she'll be leaving my radar anytime soon.
(A lot of people are probably going to dislike this, and for allllll the wrong reasons IMO; there are going to be misunderstandings of directorial intentions/motivations galore, mostly related to gender politics and psychological authenticity.)
★★★½ review by Snakes$s 🐍 on Letterboxd
The film is strong both in its silences and looks as in its dialogues. The said and the unsaid have equal strength and beauty. the desperate faith in the emergence of something / someone that brings salvation to the protagonist is what drives the film. A completely displaced protagonist who lives (or survives) in search of the encounter of some sense to its existence. When this "something" appears, it surrenders with absurd force and it hurts with equal power.
Between illusions that generate happiness and truths that hurt strongly, the film walks through the most beautiful, intense and complex feelings of its characters.
★★★★ review by 🕸 on Letterboxd
this film only fueled my thirst further for louis garrel 💕😩💦
★★★★ review by Eleana on Letterboxd
Quite an amazing performance by Marion Cotillard!!! Such an interesting and moving story. A film I will have to revisit again soon. The relationship she has with Alex Brendemühl is just beautifully done, all parts it.💙
★★★½ review by lina on Letterboxd
This is random but louis garrel has the most perfect hands
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