• Both a moving love story (like The Piano, Call Me By Your Name) and a film about the artistic process (La Belle Noiseuse from Rivette)
  • I think it shares a great deal with The Souvenir from Joanna Hogg (including the above) and a jaw-on-the-floor final shot

Both a moving love story (like The Piano, Call Me By Your Name) and a film about the artistic process (La Belle Noiseuse from Rivette)

  • Opens with Noémie Merlant in a blue dress flanked in blue background (clear care from Sciamma of what’s in the frame) before we go into the extended flashback which makes the majority of our film here)
  • A great shot/sequence at the 21 minute mark- a sort of Varda dueling faces profile shot (being a French film I’m using Varda instead of Bergman for the influence- haha)

    a variation on the Varda shot from La Pointe Courte (or Bergman shot) of faces blocked in the frame

  • The first hour is rather stylistically quiet, minimalist – the dresses in green and red. It is a far cry from Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner (a film about an artist that also has painterly images), but some very nice painterly shots along the shoreline

very nice painterly shots along the shoreline

  • The campfire chanting sequence at 78 minutes a standout scene

The campfire chanting sequence at 78 minutes a standout scene

  • A very nice frame with the all white dress in the doorway image at 82 minutes

A very nice frame with the all white dress in the doorway image at 82 minutes

  • Sciamma ends the film with dueling epilogues- both superb. At first we look at the portrait of Heloise (Adele Haenel) as she now has a daughter and is earmarking page 28
  • Finally we end with one of 2019’s best final shots and sequences – A camera zoom in on Adele Haenel’s character gliding into a long take holding on a face of lost love- – Call Me By Your Name is recalled here. Brilliant work

Finally we end with one of 2019’s best final shots and sequences – A camera zoom in on Adele Haenel’s character gliding into a long take holding on a face of lost love- – brilliant work

  • Highly Recommend- a top 10 of the year quality film