Madly in Life

Madly in Life ★★★★

A film about life and its cycles that deals with a delicate subject in a respectful and empathetic way. Une vie démente portrays the ravages that a disease like Alzheimer's has on those who suffer from it as well as how it impacts the lives of those around them. It must be both terrifying and absolutely disconcerting to be in Alex and Noémie's position, not knowing exactly what to do and how to react when a loved one slowly fades away in front of our very eyes. Strong directorial debut from Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni with a good use of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, as well as a very interesting use of color. This is a movingly human work, heartbreaking but not completely tragic, that inspires reflection and shows how sometimes there is nothing left to do but face life despite the obstacles, adapt to change and find comfort in the small moments of fleeting happiness.

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