Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Potiche - Abu Dhabi Film Festival

14th - 23rd October ... in various locations in the capital, don't miss the Abu Dhabi Film Festival :-)

I loved Potiche!

This film by François Ozon is set in 1977 France and is stunningly shot, the colours seem to just "pop" out of the screen, and I love the music too. It stars the divine Catherine Deneuve as a trophy wife-turned-triumphant-factory boss in this delightful adaptation of a French boulevard-theater play. She plays Suzanna Pujol, the housewife of Robert Pujol who had me in stitches, played by the excellent Fabrice Luchini. MP Babin is played by none other then the prolific and masterful Gerard Depardieu, who made a surprise appearance at the Emirates Palace, introducing the film to a standing ovation ... which included me!

Hmmm ... Will certainly try to find time to catch Naomi Watts / Sean Penn's "Fair Game" as well, that's screening this Thursday 21st October.

Pity I am not available during the final screening of Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (What a title!), which is showing on Friday 22nd October. This Tsui Hark film stars ... Andy Lau AND Tony Leung!


Angeline@安琪琳 said...

Detective Dee and The Mystery of the Phantom Falme: Not bad, i rated quite high for this movie!

Julian Si said...

Wah, I gotta watch it at some point :-)

Thanks for the tip!