Monday, September 16, 2019Light Snow -5°C
Film

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma: "La Belle Endormie"

Posted by Amie / October 22, 2010

20101022LaBelleEndormie.jpgI think I have a thing with twisted fairy tales.
La Belle Endormie/Sleeping Beauty
plays again at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma on Sunday at 5:15 at the Imperial. This is also definitely NOT sleeping beauty as you may remember, and it's definitely plenty artsy and weird enough to make you feel as though you're inside the head of a sleeping 6 year old who's wandering through her own dreams, completely aware that she's the one in control.

Most kids aren't so smart at 6, but born into a world of bickering fairies who bestow 'gifts' (to paraphrase: youth sucks anyway, so why don't we let her go to sleep at 6 and wake up at 16? Makes sense, the others agree...), you figure this kid's ingrained paranoia of never waking up means she has a few things figured out. She does outsmart an ogre, so there's something to be said for that, right? In fact, a lot of people threaten her life...but only in her dreams...which she knows she controls...so does she have a thing for death ("And in that sleep of death what dreams may come")? The rigid acting and sometimes disconnected plot make a strange kind of sense when you remember it's this child's world, not yours. You're a guest.

Still, the story's theme of love is present, though it's thoroughly turned on its head when the girl goes looking for her 'prince' instead of the other way around. The coming of age lessons are blatant, and so is the film's feminism, but otherwise it's a pretty comfortable trip through Lapland on a mule, a gypsy enclave, an Alice In Wonderland/Hansel and Gretel surrealist castle where all you eat is meringue, and modern day France complete with hip black tights, boredom, and malaise.

This is the second adaptation of a Perrault fairy tale for director Catherine Breillat, and I'm not sure if I want her to get her hands on Cinderella or Little Red Riding Hood since her versions of the stories that aim to clear up the glossed over parts of the stories just add a few more layers of paint to the already-overwhelmed canvas...but at least the extra colours are beautiful.

La Belle Endormie (French and Russian with English subtitles)
October 24th, 5:15pm
Impérial Theatre
1432 rue de Bleury
For tickets, go to the FNC box office, or call 514-790-1245

Discussion

17 Comments

prada handbags outlet / November 27, 2013 at 08:35 pm
user-pic
Shop Cheap Prada Handbags and Prada Purses in Prada Outlet online store.Choose from a large selection of 100% Authentic Prada Bags on sale.
prada handbags outlet
prada handbag / November 27, 2013 at 08:35 pm
user-pic
Discount Michael Kors Handbags,Michael Kors Clutches,Michael Kors Wallets, Michael Kors Satchels, Michael Kors Shoulder Bags, Michael Kors Totes.
prada handbag
patio designs / May 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm
user-pic
I kbow this web site gives quality dependent posts
and other information, is there any other site which gives such information in quality?
fairy tale / September 20, 2014 at 02:02 pm
user-pic
This is why I'm proud to be russian.^^
user-pic
I loved this story! In the begining it, captured your attention. But then at the end it was really surprising.

It was CUTE!!!!
Rikki H. Dobler / October 2, 2014 at 11:54 am
user-pic
Hey! I know this is kinda off topic but I'd figured I'd ask.
Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe
guest writing a blog post or vice-versa? My blog goes over a lot of the
same topics as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other.
If you're interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail.
I look forward to hearing from you! Awesome blog by the way!
Yuko U. Kelton / October 6, 2014 at 12:06 pm
user-pic
Hurrah, that's what I was seeking for, what a stuff! existing here at this webpage, thanks admin of this website.
Shayne Y. Marlor / October 7, 2014 at 04:33 pm
user-pic
I blog quite often and I seriously appreciate
your content. This great article has truly peaked my interest.

I will book mark your site and keep checking for new information about once a week.
I subscribed to your RSS feed too.
Wall Art Canvas Startonight / April 1, 2016 at 01:38 pm
user-pic
I went for a special reward and uncovered this painting that lighting inside the dim.

Its somekind of doual-view painting. I can view it throughout
the working day, still whenever is darkish in just the space, the painting is nevertheless visible.

Is this some type of alien technology/ or is just some unique wall artwork?


However, i resolved to consider it as a reward,
yet to obtain some for myself also :).
I feel that within just matter of presents, this would be the greatest.

Do oneself appear to be the exact same?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EZVRI6Y/?tag=olarian-20
WillRNeilsen / September 25, 2016 at 06:45 pm
user-pic
What's Happening i am just a new comer to this,
I stumbled upon this I have found It absolutely useful and features aided me out loads.
I am hoping to offer a contribution & help different
customers like its aided me. Great job.
MerlinAttix / April 14, 2017 at 05:04 am
user-pic
Nike Blazer Dames Laag
Tend not to overdo it. Try to, at some time, be pleased with the customer base you might have. Will not cease working on optimizing, but do not allow it to be your entire emphasis. You might have audience that you have to fulfill, so you should always worry about good quality of articles above amount of customers.

þÿ

It is important to force your press in various spoken languages, but don't base every one of them from your identical social network sites information. Finding every one of these distinct dialects mashed with each other will most likely mistake newcomers and send out these to an even more consumer-helpful rival. Generate individual makes up about each and every words, and be aware of distinction between each one of these.
Adidas Zx Flux

þÿ
golu dolls / January 22, 2019 at 01:25 am
user-pic
nice post
kanchipuramsarees / January 22, 2019 at 01:25 am
user-pic
nice post
kanchipuramsarees / January 22, 2019 at 01:25 am
user-pic
nice post
herbal powder / January 22, 2019 at 01:26 am
user-pic
nice post

Add a Comment

Other Cities: Toronto