Here I am again, reviewing my final movie at the TIFF, 9 days after the festival ended.
Unlike all the French movies I saw at this year’s TIFF and those from previous years, which were typically right to my taste and very *French* in their ambiance, “Love Crime” wasn’t too appealing or special and could be compared to Hollywood thrillers. But hey, Kristin Scott Thomas is one of my all-time favourites and no matter what, I try to see whatever movie comes out with her in it. Not that I didn’t enjoy it, but “Love Crime” was definitely not festival material in my eyes.
Good or bad, I’m done with my TIFF reviews. Now back to ‘real’ writing, poetry and all the rest.
Déjà vu. Another French movie with Kristin Scott Thomas being actually present again at the same venue, the lovely Winter Garden Theatre. This time, she passed right in front of us in the chicest black dress — a close brush with celebrity, you might say! Last year, I was so thrilled to see her, one of my favorite artists in the movie industry, at the screening of “Il y a longtemps que je t’aime“, which I consider as one of my all-time favorite movies. This year, she appeared again at the screening of “Partir” by director Catherine Corsini.
In “Partir”, Kristin plays the passionate character as mother of two, who falls in love in a dramatic fashion. At times, you may consider her as a cruel mother and a cheating wife, but at the same time, you wish you had the guts she had and to sacrifice everything to make her heart happy.
Once again, Kristin stole the whole movie with her amazing acting. Being bilingual, she mentioned during the Q&A session that she loves working in movies based where she actually lives and luckily has the advantage of being able to accept roles in both English and French. She is probably one of the coolest and the most confident people I have seen, and not just among actresses. She is just so comfortable in her own skin behind and in front of the camera.
What a great TIFF experience!