Tag Archives: Thomas Blanchard

Alain Guiraudie – Pas de repos pour les braves AKA No Rest for the Brave (2003)

First of all there is Basile Matin, a young man who dreamt of Fafatao-Laoupo, symbol of the penultimate sleep… Now he knows that he will die if he ever falls asleep again in his life. The problem is, that at his age you still like to think that you have your life before you. And then there is Igor, another type altogether. He works a little and studies almost not at all… But he doesnt have any money and he is bored. That is why Basiles story is terribly interesting to him, even if he doesn’t really understand it. (amazon.com) Read More »

Antoine Cuypers – Préjudice (2015)

29f7c043f76a2bde437fd0d52a185152

Quote:
During a family meal, Cedric, 32, learns that his sister is expecting a baby. While the news is met with sincere excitement by the whole family, for Cedric — who still lives with his parents – it resonates strangely, mixed with a certain resentment. Cedric, whose simple dream – a trip to Austria – is subject to discussion, will turn his resentment into anger and then fury. During the family celebration, he will try to establish, in front of everyone, the prejudice that he says he is the victim of. Between denial and paranoia, revolt and false pretences, how far is a family willing to go to keep its equilibrium? When must it start to suppress the right to be different? Read More »