Monday, November 9, 2009

lovers on the run: vol.1



 

 


Lovers on the run- one of my favorite film genres and huge inspiration behind our new collection. So I got to thinking about my favorite films from this genre and decided to do a series of posts about them all...

No.1 is "À Tout de Suite,"a 2004 film by Benoît Jacquot, an homage to French New Wave starring Isild Le Besco and Ouassini Embarek (very sexy- he was also in The Good Thief). The story begins in 1970's Paris with Lili- a bored and spoiled art student, who spends her time "doodling and daydreaming".  Her life takes a wild and drastic turn when she meets the young and mysterious Morroccan, Bada. She falls instantly in love and a violent and reckless adventure begins, continuing on through Spain, Morocco, and Greece. I saw this film back when it was released in 2004 and it just stuck with me. Just like all lovers on the run films, this one is romantic, impulsive, dangerous, and adventurous. But it's also French (love the New Wave styling), exotic, and young.

-"this small, nearly perfect film is really about the sad chains of events that can follow when people foolishly surrender to their dumbest romantic impulses."
stephen holden, nytimes.com

9 comments:

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

ohh, pretty pictures! never seen the movie, I'll have to put it on my netflix. xo

Every Little Counts said...

i know, aren't they great? i think the seeing the stills was one of the reasons why i was attracted to seeing the film in the first place.

tanyadiva said...

"The Good Thief" was a great film, so I'll check out anything that has Ouassini Embarek in it. He was in "Baisse-Moi" - that one was a shocker - hard to handle.

Yeah, I was a film critic in the late 90s early 2000s. It was tough, but I met some great people at festivals like Tim Roth. He was awesome...Some great films then, too, esp. British. They inspire everything, and it saddens me when I worked with people who would rather go see "Armageddon." Gah!

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Taylor Sterling said...

wow I love these pictures!!

Rebekah Cromwell said...

this is such a wonderful blog, love the pictures in this session especially!

muschelmund said...

i love isild le besco!
you need to watch backstage, if you ever see it on tv somewhere!

~kristie~ said...

I've never seen the movie, but I'm gonna have to go and rent it now. Love your tees by the way! Thanks for the comment...

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Liv Lundelius said...

lover on the run
oh yeah
my latest collection was inspired by
david lynchs Wild At Heart
also a story that would fit in this genre.

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