Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Movie Time

"Sous le ciel de Paris"

I don't often have the chance to curl up on my bed in the middle of the afternoon and watch a movie, but that's just what I did today. Luckily, the postman delivered a copy of An Education, a very charming coming of age story set in London in the 1960s, starring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard and Alfred Molina. The latter part of the movie was not so charming. More like a painful lesson about love. But I needed to stay off my feet and this movie provided me with the perfect opportunity. The plot wasn't unique: young girl falls for playboy nearly twice her age.

My absolute favorite part of the movie was Juliette Greco singing "Sous le ciel de Paris," in her deep, rich voice. And was there ever a more delightful language? I kept rewinding the movie and listening to the song. I adored the way Cary Mulligan's character, Jenny, sang along. This isn't a new movie. It was nominated for three Academy Awards in 2009, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Carey Mulligan. But I finally got around to watching it and it was just right.

1 comment:

  1. Loved this movie as of my favourites.

    You might like " Frozen River".
    No glamour in this one but beautifully crafted
    with huge dollops of reality and a gripping atmosphere. I've seen it a few times and each time I see more.

    It's a real treat for me to see something set in that freezing steel grey winter weather ,that you all hate up there. To me it seems so very exciting.I'm going to the French Film Festival next week so I will put up some
    good ones to see on my blog.