Six elegant, unsettled French people who can’t always get what they want move around beautiful Parisian rooms in Private Fears in Public Places, Alain Resnais’ mature adaptation of a dramatic daisy chain by veteran British playwright Alan Ayckbourn. The interlocking relationships (real estate broker and his sister, broker’s assistant and a bartender, etc.) play out in adult dialogue triste but philosophical. The grand old filmmaker frames each scene like a fine painting. And fake snow falls with happy artificiality between rueful vignettes.
Genre: Foreign Language, Drama; Starring: Sabine Azema, Lambert Wilson; Director: Alain Resnais; Author: Jean-Michel Ribes; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 120; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: IFC First Take
Posted April 11 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
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