Friday, October 2, 2009

Feeling Frenchly Fine

Gosh, we promise this will be our last Frenchie. Our film selector extraordinaire has been taking these French classes weekly and I think she has fallen under the spell of "oui oui's" and "croque monsieur's please". Don't worry though, your Italian gelato will get along splendidly with the French fare. They are neighbors and good friends to boot (no pun intended regarding Italy's shape from the sky). Check the photo:

Again, from the desk of our resident film buff Lydia:

This week's screening at CapoYunk is none other then Jean-Luc Godard's "Breathless"/"A bout de souffle." The film was shot in 1960, and has a running time of 87 minutes. In brief, the film is about a young man who comes into trouble with the law, bunks up with his girlfriend to wait out the search party, and what happens when the two of them are forced to stay inside-with each other- for what comes to be too long a time.

Michel, the young man, is a theif who has found himself completly broke and turns to his girl for help. The girl, Patricia, is an American living in Paris. Michel is obsessed with Humphrey Bogart, and this contradiction of character is quite humorous when watching Michel and Patricia's forced interaction in her tiny, quaint Parisian studio. Clueless as to what is going on, Patricia tries to figure out the puzzle pieces while Michel tries to seduce her and keep her occupied. This chain of events unfortunately pushes Patricia in a doubtful direction which leads to...WELL! You're just going to have to come and find out the ending for yourself!

Breathless will be screened this Monday, October 5th at 7pm. Hope to see you all there!

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