Friday, March 15, 2013


Français en bleu

I began enjoying the Festival on March 14 the opening date. I saw three films I adored! I chose them carefully. I chose them with my heart.

J'ai commencé à déguster le Festival ce 14 mars, la date d'ouverture. J'ai vu trois films que j'ai adoré. J'ai choisi soigneusement. J'ai choisi avec mon coeur.

THE SUCCESSOR OF KAKIEMON a film by SUZANNE RAES tells the story of Hiroshi Kakiemon the XV as he gets ready to take over the Kakiemon porcelain company in Arita. The Kakiemon dynasty has been producing the most exquisite porcelain since 1640 and the company has been handed down from generation to generation. We get inside the workshop, up close and personal with each player of the porcelain industry. It is so exciting to me to watch the artisans working at their craft in pure ZEN. Hiroshi, we sense, is conflicted between striking his own style and the values that his father his trying to transmit to him before retiring. TOTALLY BEAUTIFUL!

Le film plus haut nous transporte dans l'atelier des célèbres porcelaines KAKIEMON à Arita au Japon. Nous rencontrons Hiroshi le prochain successeur  de l'illustre dynastie. Nous le sentons mal à l'aise alors que son père tente de lui transmettre les traditions qu'il devra maintenir puisque leur maison est devenue un trésor national du pays. Nous pouvons voire chaque étape de la production du point de vu intime des artisans qui oeuvrent dans une ambiance ZEN. TOTALLEMENT BEAU! 

JE SUIS VENU VOUS DIRE...GAINSBOURG BY GINZBURG a film by PIERRE-HENRY SALFATI is magical! It captures a phenomena of human life where the past, the present and the future collaborate in a fourth dimension to reveal the mysterious French singer- song writer SERGE GAINSBOURG. Controversial with exotic features and mannerism, he was a lady's man, full of insecurities and concealed trauma. We discover in the film that his father brutally abused him for years. I LOVED THE MAGIC OF THIS FILM!
Here, Bonnie and Clyde, a song he did with the gorgeous BRIGITTE BARDOT

La vie de SERGE GAINSBOURG, ses chansons, ses amours, son énigme, ses chagrins...Ce film est MAGIQUE, comme si toute la vie de Gainsbourg se dirigeait vers ce merveeilleux film où on le rencontre intimement! J'AI ADORÉ!

BEFORE AND AFTER DINNER a portrait of ANDRE GREGORY by his wife film maker CINDY KLEINE. This has to be the most charming man in the world! The movie evolves around Andre working his craft. Everyone who is passionate about the theatre will be thrilled by this movie as we learn many secrets of Andre's methodology. The movie reveals the shock he had of reading in a history book that his father may have worked for ADOLF HITLER. He tells us about his intriguing family as he tries to come to terms with the possibility of his father's infamy. I LOVED IT!

Ce film est pour tous les amateurs de théâtre! ANDRE GREGORY est l'homme le plus sympathique au monde! Il devient obséder alors qu'il apprend que son père aurait pu être un employé de ADOLF HITLER! L'histoire se déroule autour de son travail et on revit son passé et ses oeuvres dont le film de LOUIS MALLE MY DINNER WITH ANDRÉ. ADORÉ!

-Lena Ghio

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