My Old Addiction

Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles)

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(out of 5)


It has been fifty years since his astonishing feature debut Hiroshima, Mon Amour and filmmaker Alain Resnais has lost neither his provocatively radical style nor his astonishing elegance. A woman’s purse is stolen while shoe shopping, and a man finds her wallet abandoned in a parking garage; he suddenly becomes obsessed with getting to know her (despite already being married with children) and she feels harassed until she eventually she develops a passion for him as well. That is essentially the plot, but Resnais’s tonal style, artistic editing and the flourishes of passionate expressionism make it so much more than just a romance. The rich colours and clear-eyed, optimistic yet mature and wistful take on love and affection make for a very positive look into the life of this near-ninety year-old filmmaker and the culmination (though I hope not) of a full and celebrated career.


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Directed by

Screenplay by Alain Resnais, , based on the novel L’Incident by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  TIFF 2009, Cannes 2009


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Cesar Award Nominations
Best Film
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editing


WildGrass

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