Granted we’ve been a little neglectful of the ol’ Film Club in recent weeks.
What we can we say. We’ve been busy. No time for movies. We’ve been skipping across continents, chasing the last of summer.
And it was in North America, where we found ourselves sat next to our local Basque acquaintance Margaux Arramon-Tucco at the Vans Duct Tape Invitational, that a random conversation about films led to us realising Margaux has a profound love for cinema. Which is why we kindly asked her to submit 5 of her favourites for you to indulge in over the long winter nights ahead. From Japanese surfing to dying in Japan, via love triangles, war crimes and life on the run.
1) A Scene At The Sea, Takeshi Kitano, 1991
I discovered this movie last summer, as it actually coincides with my date of birth! I just love the simplicity of Japanese cinematography. The story is adorable and the music is great. A must watch. P.S. This is not a movie about surfing!
2) Enter The Void, Gapsar Noé, 2010
This movie left me speechless when I first saw it. The way it’s directed is very special, leaving the viewer constantly in the protagonist’s mind and I love the atmosphere they created.
Do not watch if you are too anxious ahah…
3) Les amours imaginaires (Heartbeats), Xavier Dolan, 2010
Beautiful, I love Xavier Dolan and I love his castings and storytelling. This one is a special one but all his films are great.
4) The Reader, Stephen Daldry, 2008
I love a movie with a big moral involved. This is a psychological piece of fiction adapted from a book by Bernhard Schlink, released in 1995. Kate Winslet’s acting is outstanding. This movie gave me the best understanding of philosophy during my baccalauréat (french studies) on a moral subject. A must watch.
5) Thelma and Louise, Ridley Scott, 1991