Sunday, March 31, 2013
Tout Ce Qui Brille (All That Glitters) by Géraldine Nakache and Hervé Mimran, 2010 (NR)
with Leïla Bekhti (Paris Je T'aime, A prophet), Géraldine Nakache, Virginie Ledoyen, Linh-Dan Pham, Audrey Lamy, Manu Payet, Simon Buret, Daniel Cohen, Nanou Garcia, Fejria Deliba
Two suburban young ladies attempt to scale the ladder of Parisian society, but find that the new social circles have unexpectedly negative consequences, in this gentle, observant drama from first-time co-writer/director Geraldine Nakache.
Very strange how sometimes things are closer to you than you think. Well, in this case, it is a geographical thing as much as an experience, I lived very close to where the main character live, grew up there, spend my adolescence in the same places in La Defense, and sometimes behaved in a similar way, without really being aware of the consequences. Anyway, an interesting portrait of coming of age girls, with the "real life" opening up to them in many languages, the tough one, where money becomes the reality, and the idyllic one with an expansion of your experiences, and perhaps what gets confusing in the middle. I really am thankful for this movie to have been made, with quite an honest tone and thank god, a great sense of humor.
Watch All That Glitters - Tout Ce Qui Brille trailer: