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An adaptation of one of my favourite books of all time, which was translated from French to English by none other than Molly Ringwald(!), and which has been nicknamed "the French Brokeback Mountain", and which I bought my therapist a copy of and he in turn has recommended to a number of clients, I went into this film with nervous anticipation of how they would translate it from page to screen.
As a text, it was suffused with such vivid…
For a queer take of a similar "reunited after 20+ years apart" premise, End of the Century would make an excellent pairing with this. They cut totally different social/gender/sexuality/nationality lines but both beautifully mine from vivid personal understandings of and intimately portray the subtle details of human behaviour and culture in the mirrored scenarios.
I got rush tickets to see this production in London a year and a half ago and the first act was amazing but after an interval that went on for 45 minutes a voice came on the loudspeakers to announce that the second act wouldn't go ahead due to (unspecified) cast illness and they'd be issuing refunds. Thank christ for this cinema screening giving me a chance to finish watching it.