A Common Thread

Film
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Time Out says

A slowly captivating drama which brings together elements of the new minimalist, rural and feminist schools in its portrait of a pregnant young country girl from the Alps-Maritime. Faucher builds her film around the freckled, pre-Raphaelite-haired Lola Naymark who responds with an engaging, if modernistically withholding performance. ‘Thank God, for Embroidery’, she writes to her friend: this is her lifeline which leads her to work for suicidal Armenian Madam Melikian (Ascaride), with whom she begins to bond (in a way impossible with her own mother) and reconsider the fate of her unborn child. Faucher is keen to show the effects on lives of beauty – expressed in colour-filtered landscape compositions or tracks over an intricate sequined shawl – as she is the determinations of environment and body politics. Despite some mis-timed editing, a sympathetic and pleasing debut.

By: WH

Details

Release details

Rated:
12A
Release date:
Friday May 20 2005
Duration:
87 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Éléonore Faucher
Screenwriter:
Éléonore Faucher, Gaelle Mace
Cast:
Marie Félix
Lola Naymark
Ariane Ascaride
M Lescuyer
Thomas Laroppe
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