16 January 2015 à 15:28
Review of Gazelles by Télérama
Check out the reviews by our partner Télérama Magazine of each of the feature films in competition at MyFrenchFilmFestival - 2015.
Marie's fate is set in stone. She has been living with Eric for as long as she can remember and they're planning to buy an apartment together. But she gets cold feet and starts having serious doubts about her life. So much so that she decides to leave her childhood sweetheart. An encounter with a swarthy, handsome young man inspires her to take the plunge. She finds herself single at the age of thirty, free to embark on new experiences. But it's not that simple, as she must deal with one night stands with men who don't remember her name, bouts of depression brought on by her loneliness, and the condescending attitude of those around her. Thankfully, her single girlfriends are there to cheer her on...
Love stories have a tendancy to end up a little mushy. At least that's the conclusion Marie reaches about her sweet, humdrum, suffocating relationship. So she leaves. She meets up with a gang of girlfriends who are scatty man-eaters who live for partying. Life becomes a series of drinking binges and disappointments, flirtations and taking the consequences... There's nothing really new in this Sex and the City à la Française (meaning with a mocking tone and not-as-good haircuts) apart from two highpoints: Camille Chamoux is the bubbly, endearing revelation of this film—for which she co-wrote the screenplay—along with the redheaded Audrey Fleurot, who is perfectly cast as a secretly vulnerable agitator. But also, hidden behind the frills and flounces of comedy, behind the gags and the endless glasses of vodka, is a genuine sense of bitterness that sketches a rather touching portrait of ultra-modern loneliness.
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