Enfant du Siècle

<< Favourite films are selected from recent first watches and will change constantly.

Favorite films

  • Undine
  • Compartment No. 6
  • The Worst Person in the World
  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

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  • The Friends

    ★★★½

  • A Man Escaped

    ★★★

  • Happening

    ★★★★

  • Lost Illusions

    ★★★½

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  • The Friends

    The Friends

    ★★★½

    The search for identity and a place in the world seem to be the main themes of this drama by Gérard Blain, a French actor best known for his work in Claude Chabrol's Le Beau Serge and Les Cousins. Paul is an attractive young man whose life seems to be aimless, searching for love and intimacy, enjoying the pleasures of a bourgeois life where he does not belong, experiencing disenchantment and betrayal, all the while taking refuge in the comfort…

  • A Man Escaped

    A Man Escaped

    ★★★

    Bresson painstakingly chronicles a true story about a man planning his escape from a prison in German-occupied France during the Second World War. It is a story, as the director himself points out, without ornamentation, where he presents the monotony of prison life, its suffocating routine and the will of the human spirit in the face of adversity. It is a perfectly executed exercise, but due to its simplicity, coldness and distance, I have to say that I found it…

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

    I was 15 years old in 1999 and was eager to see Kubrick's last work, which was only my third from his filmography. My best friend and I went to one of those theatres that would allow us in regardless of the film's rating not knowing exactly what to expect. I left the theatre with the feeling that I've seen something that would completely change my appreciation of cinema. I remember been obsessed with this film, I even went to…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★

    A few days ago, Guillermo del Toro expressed in an interview that he tries to keep the plot of his films as simple as possible and thus be able to focus on the visual aspect; personally, it seems to me that right there lies the biggest flaw in his latest feature film, a simple and predictable story, a little longer than necessary and, although visually attractive, very conventional. The interviewer mentioned that this is a very complex film with several…