I don’t do a lot of film recommendations do I? That might be because I don’t watch a lot of television but I just watched À la folie… pas du tout (He Loves Me He Loves Me Not) with Audrey Tautou. What an excellent film! I won’t say too much in case of spoilers and if you’ve not yet seen it, can I suggest that you don’t click that IMDB link above, a lot of the enjoyment comes from not knowing much about the story. I had put the tv on to check the weather, channel hopped while the kettle was boiling and fell upon it just before it started. Highly recommended. If you live in the UK and have access to Sky movies, it’ll probably be repeated over the coming week.
Postscript 1: The end credits of this film were accompanied by someone (I didn’t catch the name, anyone know?) singing Je voulais te dire que je t’attends. Trivia junkies might like to know that this is the only song in the whole world that I know the lyrics to and can sing from start to finish. ‘Course, you might prefer that I didn’t treat you to my rendition. Just saying I can if needed.
Postscript 2: Tautou has just finished filming Un long dimanche de fiançailles (A very long engagement) from the novel by Sébastien Japrisot. If it’s half as good as the book, it’ll be an outstanding film.
Postscript 3: The book is listed on Amazon UK as “not yet published” which is complete bollix, I have the paperback downstairs but it reminds me of a rant I meant to write a while back. Why on earth do publishers remove all stock of paperbacks before a film is released and then on release of the film you can only buy the version where the cover contains stills from the movie?