French Film Festival 2007
Ah, the French Film Festival. Along with Good Food Month, my favourite time of the year. Packing as much new French cinema in as possible - which makes for some serious diary juggling and long days.
Tonight, Desaccord parfait and L'ivresse du pouvoir. First, a nothing-new comedy but enjoyable alone for the wonderfulness of Jean Rochefort and the sublime Charlotte Rampling (the black trenchcoat is worth the admission alone) - and Winston! The latter was long, tedious and hard work. Isabelle Huppert is beautiful to watch and so chic, but that's not enough to save our boredom.
Can I just say how much I am enjoying watching 'older' actresses and how beautiful and innately stylish they are, and how you can keep your teenybopper starlets who you can dress in all the couture you want and they remain blink-and-you'll-forget-em. I am in awe of these divine women - Charlotte Rampling, Helen Mirren, Judi Dench - they kick. arse.