Francesca Comencini

Francesca Comencini – Annabelle partagée AKA Annabelle Divided (1991)

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A little-known French romantic drama from the early ’90s that seems to have achieved a little notoriety for a couple of explicit, seemingly unsimulated sex scenes. Here’s the review I wrote for the film on imdb (still the only one there!) when I was a teenager:

When I found this film on an old VHS at the university film library, I didn’t know what to expect. I had never heard of the director, never heard of any of the actors, indeed, never heard of the film.

It’s hard to find words to describe it. The only comparison I can think of is, perhaps, a song by The Cure – an emotionally touching, beautiful tale of love, that is filled with a sense of melancholy and moodiness, and yet never falls into melodrama or self-pity. Read More »