Sunday, August 05, 2012

Film Wish List: FAREWELL, MY QUEEN (2012, Benoît Jacquot)

Film Wish List: FAREWELL, MY QUEEN (2012, Benoît Jacquot)

This is what Olaf Möller wrote about this film in Film Comment magazine, May/June 2012:

"he gives us a royal court in a state of confusion and increasing disarray, its inhabitants as incapable of imagining life in a new social order as they are of preventing what's about to happen. Not everyone is surprised--quite a few know what's happening beyond the gates, but they still can't comprehend why they are so hated by the masses. Jacquot's mise en scène attains new heights of glacial beauty. As always, emotions are expressed through space and light, but never before with such force and self-assuredness: here is a modern master working at the height of his powers."

I really agree that Benoît Jacquot is a modern master. DEEP IN THE WOODS (2010, A+30), RIGHT NOW (2004, A+30), THE FALSE SERVANT (2000, A+30), and THE SCHOOL OF FLESH (1998, A+25) are truly great. SADE (2000, A) is fine.

You can read an interview with Benoît Jacquot in Thai here:

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