September 2008
« Aug   Aug »

TIFF Recap: Day 6

Films seen Tuesday, September 9th …

Maman est chez le coiffeur
Completed my trifecta of French-Canadian coming of age stories set in the 60s, each with different approaches and styles. This one was more family-focused and grounded/realistic, but not without many moments of humor. The three children of the film’s family each had their own issues to deal with, and the story felt very genuine.

Short Cuts Canada Programme 3

  • Pat’s First Kiss – the animation style was jarring at first, but then kinda neat. A funny story of the creepy encounter that gives this film its title. 6/10
  • Forty Men for the Yukon – an interesting and humorous look into the lives of a couple of old guys in a tiny Yukon town. 6/10
  • Bedroom – a 15-minute take of a couple in bed discussing their dysfunctional sex life; serious tone, but also with very funny moments. 6/10
  • Midi – I didn’t really get what was going on, and it only made a bit of sense after re-reading the description afterwards. 4/10
  • Passage – now that’s an awkward sexual experience. I still wonder if the final scene is frustration or revenge. 7/10
  • Sunday – not sure what to make of this one. The build up was good and the ending was cool, but I don’t fully understand how they are connected. 6/10
  • Green Door – very funny story of mistaken identity and unrequited love. 8/10

You must be logged in to post a comment.

blog comments powered by Disqus