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Tu mérites un amour
Tu mérites un amour (☞imdb)
Lila is a young woman who has been dropped by her boyfriend and is struggling to come to terms with what has happened. She is thrust back into the dating scene while all the while not really being over her ex.

You can find my short review in the Romance section of my cinema pages.
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Mademoiselle Chambon
Mademoiselle Chambon (☞imdb)
In a small French town Jean is a builder, happily married to Anne-Marie. When Jean goes to collect their son from school one day he meets his teacher, Mlle Chambon, who appears to be instantly attracted to him. And it isn't long before he responds.

You can find my short review in the Romance section of my cinema pages.
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Quatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle
Quatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (☞imdb)
From French New Wave director Éric Rohmer, a gentle story in four parts of the developing friendship between two young women from very different backgrounds.

You can find my short review in the Comedy section of my cinema pages.
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The Artist and the Model
The Artist and the Model (☞imdb)
A study of the relationship between an ageing artist, Marc, and a young country girl, Mercè. It starts as a typical artist/model situation, with him seeing her body as inspiration for his work and nothing more. But as time passes emotions intrude.

You can find my short review in the Light Drama section of my cinema pages.
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New catalogue page
Cinema catalogue page
With my ever-growing collection of film reviews I decided to add a catalogue page to the Cinema section of the site.

This will allow you to browse all the films on a single page with each thumbnail image linking to the associated review.
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La Haine
La Haine (☞imdb)
A ground-breaking 1995 film that exposed many of the problems associated with the treatment of the people in the French banlieues. It follows three angry young men over a 24-hour period, invoking a constant feeling of impending disaster.

You can find my short review in the Drama section of my cinema pages.
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Le Mépris
Le Mépris (☞imdb)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard and starring Brigitte Bardot we have a story of love and then rejection. A brash American film producer convinces a French playwright, Paul, to rewrite the script of a film based on the story of Ulysses and Penelope. But this drives a wedge between Paul and his wife Camille (Bardot).

You can find my short review in the Romance section of my cinema pages.
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Les héros ne meurent jamais
Les héros ne meurent jamais (☞imdb)
In the street a stranger shouts at Joachim, a young Parisian, claiming him to be the reincarnation of a soldier killed in Bosnia in 1983. Weird events follow and Joachim and his friend Alice travel to Bosnia to try to unravel the mystery.

You can find my short review in the LightDrama section of my cinema pages.
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(In bed with) Victoria
(In bed with) Victoria (☞imdb)
Victoria, a young lawyer, finds her life in free fall after agreeing to defend a friend accused of stabbing his girlfriend. A previous client, meanwhile, enters her life causing further emotional complications.

You can find my short review in the LightDrama section of my cinema pages.
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