After being left from her man, a young French woman tries to find lodging and a fresh start in L.A. for herself and her son. Voice-over narration expresses the woman’s thoughts and feelings while revealing her life as pointless, but there is some hope in her loving relationship with her son.
With masterpieces like Le Bonheur and Vagabond it’s sometimes easy to forget that La Varda is also one of the finest documentarians to ever grace the cinema. This self-proclaimed “emotion film” weaves a quiet fictional narrative with pure truth to build an engrossing portrait of a complex woman.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States