|I’m Going Home|
|Je Rentre à la Maison|
The simplicity of the premise belies De Oliveira's skills as a director. He shoots the film obliquely, often through windows or around corners, with much of the action off screen. But far from being irritating, this gives the film an intriguing insight, building the rhythms of life into the story. Meanwhile, the actors are fascinating, often shot in reaction, always giving glimpses of deeply hidden thoughts and feelings. Parts of the film feels meandering; some shots go on and on, while the stage and film scenes (tellingly from Exit the King, The Tempest and Ulysses) are meaningful but much too long. That said, the film itself is brisk and short. A glimpse at buried grief and inner struggle that actually works wonderfully.
dir-scr Manoel Del Oliveira|
with Michel Piccoli, John Malkovich, Antoine Chappey, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Koeltgen, Mauricette Gourdon, Leonor Baldaque, Leonor Silveira, Ricardo Trepa, Jean-Michel Arnold, Adrien De Van, Sylvie Testud
release UK 17.May.02
It's in the script. Gilbert talks over a new project with a filmmaker and his agent (Malkovich, Piccoli, Chappey).
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