Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Strange French art house film "Un Poison Violent" - Love Like Poison

I took a trip to the cinema in Brighton on Saturday night with a new female friend. We had decided to go to Duke of Yorks. the art house cinema, as we had been to the mainstream cinema quite a lot recently and fancied a cultural change.

I enjoyed 'Coco before Chanel' and wanted to explore the French film world further so when I saw that there was a subtitled French film with a nice title I thought we'd go for it. I had a brief look on-line and it sounded ok ish.

We arrived early as there is a nice little bar at the cinema, and both had a large coffee. (This was my master plan for staying awake whilst reading the subtitles) Thank goodness we had the coffee. The story line was slow, lots of pauses in the dialogue, and shaky camera work.

But most of  all the story was weird - about incest, a depressive mother, and a filthy grandfather. With teenage nudity. As the credits rolled at the end of the film we both turned and looked at each other and laughed, then walked out the cinema in shock about the strange 85 minutes we had just experienced! Oh well, it was a nice evening out and in bed before midnight none the less.

Brighton C x

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