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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Crowning "Kings and Queen"

Synopsis: two interweaving storylines, one tragic about a woman's whose father is dying and the other comedic about a man who's been institutionalized against his will. This sprawling French film--clocking in at 2 hours and 40 minutes--felt satisfying in the way films like Yi Yi feel: robust, rich, and filling. There's one particular scene that is so emotionally devastating I almost moaned out loud, "Oh, God, no." Thankfully, I didn't and thankfully the film balances the wrenching scenes with almost Woody Allen style humorous ones. On top of that, the film is so very tres French that I was in ecstasy. (Image via