AF French Film Festival 2019 Review: Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent

What: Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent (documentary) Who: Directed by Olivier Meyrou Watch the trailer. Celebration is a documentary filmed in the cinéma vérité style, and so emphasises natural actions and dialogue as it follows the movements of the army of dressmakers, models and coordinators behind Yves Saint Laurent in his final years. The man himself is presented to us as elusive and withdrawn, an otherworldly … Continue reading AF French Film Festival 2019 Review: Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent

AF French Film Festival 2019 Review: The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l’empire américain)

What: The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l’empire américain) Who: Directed by Denys Arcand, starring Alexandre Landry, Maripier Morin, Rémy Girard, Pierre Curzi When: Alliance Française French Film Festival 2019; see website for full program (http://www.affrenchfilmfestival.org/) What would you do if you won the lottery? The possibilities are endless. Pay off your debts, fulfil your desires, leave responsibility behind … maybe even … Continue reading AF French Film Festival 2019 Review: The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l’empire américain)

AF French Film Festival 2019 Review: The Night Eats the World (La Nuit a Dévoré le Monde)

What: The Night Eats the World (La Nuit a Dévoré le Monde) (2018)Who: Directed by Dominique Rocher, starring Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifteh Farahani, Denis Lavant, Sigrid BouazizWhere: Alliance Française French Film Festival 2019; see website for full program The Night that Eats the World is advertised as “a zombie flick for those who wouldn’t usually watch zombie films”, and I am immediately intrigued. I am not into zombie films. In … Continue reading AF French Film Festival 2019 Review: The Night Eats the World (La Nuit a Dévoré le Monde)

Theatre Review: The Club

What: The ClubWho: State Theatre Company South Australia and KOJO presents an isthisyours? and Insite Arts productionWhen: 5th April – 20th AprilWhere: Space TheatreHow much? $34 – $76 David Williamson’s The Club was set in 1977, capturing a football world full of bad men. In 2019, the State Theatre Company and KOJO have presented it re-imagined, with female actors playing each of the characters. These … Continue reading Theatre Review: The Club

AF French Film Festival 2019 Review: Genesis (Genèse)

What: Genesis (Genèse) (2018)Who: Directed by Philippe Lesage, starring Noé Abita and Théodore PellerinWhen: Alliance Française French Film Festival 2019; see website for full program TW: sexual assault Coming of age and first love are done often, and often not done all that well. Philippe Lesage has done an excellent job at portraying these themes in Genèse. Genèse is a story in three parts, the first two intertwined. Guillaume … Continue reading AF French Film Festival 2019 Review: Genesis (Genèse)

AF French Film Festival 2019 Review: Sorry Angel

What: Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) Who: Directed by Christophe Honoré, starring Pierre Deladonchamps, Vincent Lacoste and Denis Podalydès  When: Alliance Française French Film Festival 2019; see website for full program Sorry Angel is a beautiful film: a finely detailed and emotionally delicate portrayal of lust, love and friendship. The story focuses on Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps), an author in his late thirties living … Continue reading AF French Film Festival 2019 Review: Sorry Angel

Fringe Festival 2019 Review: Laaraji

Who: LaarajiWhere: Elder Hall at RCC Fringe, University of AdelaideWhen: 17th of March In the spirit of expanding my horizons over the weekend of performances at Elder Hall, I’d only been introduced to Laaraji through the previous nights’ Ambient Orchestra performances. An ambient music pioneer, Laaraji is arguably best known for his collaboration with Brian Eno on Ambient 3: Day of Radiance. Ambient Orchestra performed Dance 1 off … Continue reading Fringe Festival 2019 Review: Laaraji