Part of the Film School Dropouts Challenge
Week 40: Cinéma du Look
A beautiful and unique depiction of heartfelt and animalistic love, freedom and expression. The Lovers on the Bridge is like an underground fairytale. It is sweet, playful and goofy, raw, grim and harrowing, and filled with profound and touching little moments of truth and beauty. The visuals are magnificent, gorgeously captures the gritty Parisian underground and cityscape, its a visual treat with a great soundtrack. Binoche and Lavant are both fantastic (particularly Binoche) in their roles as the strange, homeless couple, both damaged people, who falls in love, of selfish reasons or not, and become strongly dependent on each other. The fireworks/waterskiing scene is about as spectacular as cinema gets. It dragged a bit too much after the first hour, but its nonetheless a joy throughout. An off-beat romance in an unusual setting, but just lovely, brilliant stuff.