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.)
★★★★ review by Marina Antunes on Letterboxd
Marion Cotillard is brilliant as a free spirited young woman coming of age in post WWII France who is forced to marry a man she doesn’t love only to realize years later the sacrifices he made for her happiness. Gorgeously directed by Nicole Garcia, this lovely story of a woman coming to terms with her life is beautiful and touches on everything from suppressed sexuality to depression. A lovely, intimate story with great performances from Cotillard and Àlex Brendemühl.
★★★★ review by Dillon Freeman on Letterboxd
We are so lucky to have Marion
★★★★ review by Juliana Fontes on Letterboxd
Uma história de amor daquelas que a gente nunca imagina que vá dá certo. Não do jeito romântico clichê que achamos que vai dar.
Loucura, casamento comprado sem sentimento, e no final um belo desfecho.
Um drama com um cenário lindo, fotografia muito bem feita, trilha boa, enredo e atores muito bons. Mais um francês que eu assistiria de novo.
★★★★½ review by edouglasww on Letterboxd
Wow, how have I missed this movie for so long, despite it playing at Cannes in 2016, over a year ago!? An absolutely wonderful film... Marion Cotillard is great as always.... it's such a strange turn on the classic French romantic drama that she's done before. Hope more critics will write about this film.
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