Casse-tête chinois (Chinese Puzzle) (2013)
I briefly wrote about the film L'auberge espagnole (2002) and Les poupées russes (Russian Dolls) (2005) here . Well I don't think I wrote a follow up post but I did end up watching both films and loving them both to bits. I really like Romain Duris or Audrey Tautou in any film!
I love films that are set in 'real time' meaning that as the characters age, they use the same actors again who've also aged the same number of years.
A few months ago, I saw the third film in the trilogy Before Midnight (2013), which came after Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004) and it was excellent so I have high hopes for the third in this series by acclaimed director Cédric Klapisch.
Coincidentally, just the other day I watched American Reunion (2012) which came after American Pie (1999), American Pie 2 (2001) and American Wedding (2003).
These movies really make you think as you grow up alongside these characters (because I'm relatively close in age to the characters in all of these movies). In your teens or 20s life is so easygoing, in your 30s everything becomes more serious as marriage and babies usually happen, and then 40s it seems to get more stressful... Well I don't know yet, I'm not in my 40s, but it does seem to get more demanding and stressful as people in this age group now have very elderly parents as well as kids to look after.
Anyway I've added the trailer and the link to imdb up above. I haven't seen it yet but can't wait to!! I'll be back with a review once I've seen it.
Here are the release dates for a few countries:
- UK - 12 October 2013 (London Film Festival)
- Belgium/France/French-speaking Switzerland - 4 December 2013
- Singapore - 12 December 2013
- Germany - 2 January 2014
- Poland - 3 January 2014
Read my review here!
(poster image from here)