Jacques Doillon – Ponette (1996)

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An extremely captivating movie on how a little girl copes with her mother’s death. She withdraws from all the people around her, waiting for her mother to come back. She tries waiting, and when her mother still doesn’t appear, tries magic chants, praying to God, and then becoming a child of God, to have some power over Him. All to no avail. But then, when she is in despair, her mother does come back… Continue reading

Jacques Doillon – Mes séances de lutte (2013)

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A young woman excuse his father’s funeral to find a neighbor rather charming , and try to understand why she interrupted the love relationship began with him a few months earlier. They end and replay the scene where his cop prevented their history started. They try it , wrestle , grapple , while approaching . They rub , bump against each other and have fun to talk with as fancy as gravity , and into a struggle more and more physical. They will eventually bind to each other during daily sessions that look like a game. Beyond their verbal sparring , the confrontation becomes a necessity to try to find a curious ritual that they can not escape .dropoff window Gradually, obviously it will take something frees them so that these struggles are finally became a real struggle for love. Continue reading