September 27, 2012

The Adventure of Everyday Life

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With two amateur female leads, four episodes and merely a handful of characters, The Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle, directed by the late French filmmaker Éric Rohmer, offers a surprising amount of both philosophical and comical moments, making the many long dialogues between characters tolerable. The quartet of stories that make up the movie depict not only four separate episodes of rather mundane activities between two friends, Reinette and Mirabelle, but also the progression of their rather interesting friendship. What is remarkable, though, is that throughout these four episodes, Reinette and Mirabelle clash and slowly adapt to each other’s ideologies.

Original Author: Charley Du