Louise Marleau

  • Léa Pool – La femme de l’hôtel AKA A Woman in Transit (1984)

    Andrea Richler is a well-known director who returns to her home town of Montreal to film a high-budget musical drama. At her hotel, she has a brief but unsettling encounter with a suicidal elderly woman named Estelle. This is briefly forgotten until later when she meets the same lady again and with mounting incredulity Andrea discovers that the actual events in the woman’s life mirror the fictional events in her film.Read More »

  • Jean-Claude Guiguet – Le mirage (1992)

    With the natural splendour of Lac Léman as a back-drop, Le Mirage is the story of a woman who believes she can recapture her youth by rediscovering love… with no regard for the inescapable realities of life. Maria Tummler, still quite beautiful despite her fifty years, is suddenly possessed with a consuming passion for a young visiting American, a friend of her son. But neither Jeanne, her friend, nor Anna, her daughter and faithful confidante, have a right to know, even though the young girl can see the emotion in her mother’s eyes and is delighted to witness the physical transformation seemingly taking place. Maria is prepared to live this miracle of resuscitated love to its very end, even as some signs of a strange physical weariness begin to invade her new-found sense of well-being.Read More »

  • Luigi Cozzi – Contamination (1980)

    Great and very gory film about an organization trafficking in green egg-shaped alien life forms. But don’t be fooled cause these are no ordinary future martian omlets; quite the opposite, these eggs, once they get exposed to a certain amount of heat, explode as insanely volatile acid bombs. The fluids they secrete, when they come into contact with living beings, cause them to literally explode from the inside out after only moments of exposure.Read More »

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