Friday, November 16, 2012

Three great movies to see at home

If you're in search of really good movies, on DVD, all of these were at my local library, my latest moviegoing in the living room has been:

My afternoons with Margueritte (well, I saw this at the movies ages ago, and it's good enough to see again, Gisele Casadesus is worth everything, aside from Gerard Depardieu)

 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Hedgehog (aside from other great actors, Gisele Casadesus is in this one, too, very small part)

 It just happens that they're all French, not planned that way, I just found them and thought I'd give them a try. All subtitled, for them as don't speaka da French,and all perfectly wonderful, well acted, just so worth seeing. So that's my movie review time done.  I don't want to ruin them by explaining the plot, since what happens isn't really the point of any of them.


  1. Diving Bell - I think that one was made from a book, too, wasn't it?

    Three cheers for library movies!

  2. Yes, it was the movie version of the last years of an actual person who suffered locked-in syndrome after a massive stroke in midlife, leaving him with only the ability to move one eyelid. Wonderful therapists enabled him to communicate, and he ended up writing the book which became the movie. Deeply difficult to watch, but beautiful and gripping, too.


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