added Exils on 2020 March 1
and Pierre Bismuth
and Francesca Paris
and Mark Ruffalo
Beautiful, funny, romantic, a wild ride, and somehow, ultimately pragmatic. It's a contraption that will have you marvelling at its construction while you're in it, as well as long after you reach the end. It never really leaves you. Gondry was a god at this point. Jim Carey and Kate Winslet perform amazingly. The music is deft.
Cinematography by Céline Bozon
Editing by Monique Dartonne
Production design by Brigitte Brassart
Like a favorite album, you can sit through the whole thing and love every minute of it, but do you know what it means? Do you know what the songs are actually about? You listen and enjoy not because you understand, but because you feel. The rhythms and sounds, the characters and passers-by, the sets, themes, and mood are all just members of Gatlif's big band performance for us. It's a cutting-edge, much needed, correct step for cinema to take. You can watch it a hundred times and still find something new, enjoy some other angle of thinking about it. This describes several Gatlif movies.
The title is an intentional mis-spelling of "Exiles".
and Carla White