Tag Archives: Michael Lonsdale

Le printemps / Spring (1972) Marcel Hanoun, Michael Lonsdale, Raymonde Godeau, Véronique Andriès, Drama, Thriller

le-printemps-aka-spring-1972
One could only enumerate the elements to let the film tell itself. And this is besides one possible purpose of Hanoun here. Just let things communicate between themselves without the coercition of usual continuums (space and time) and let’s see and feel what happens. Yet there are clues given, relations but they are separated when one could await a close editing and vice versa. There seems to have two worlds, cinematographic worlds I mean : B&W and colour and things circulate from one world to another, people too…
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India Song (1975) Marguerite Duras, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale, Mathieu Carrière, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

India Song (1975)
Poetical tale of Anne-Marie Stretter, the wife of a French diplomat in India in the 1930s. At 18 she had married a French colonial administrator and went with him on posting to Savannakhet, Laos. There she met her second husband who took her away and for 17 years they lived in various locations in Asia. Now in Calcutta, she takes lovers to relieve the boredom in her life. Told in a highly visual style with little dialogue but a constant voice-over narrative by the different characters.
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Détruire dit-elle / Destroy, She Said (1969) Marguerite Duras, Catherine Sellers, Michael Lonsdale, Henri Garcin, Drama

Detruire dit-elle (1969)
A professor, his wife, a student, and a married woman travel to a hotel on the edge of the forest for a week-long vacation. The forest represents the world outside their experiences and spheres of influence. When they enter the forest, their thoughts, words and actions become one. The married woman’s husband comes to collect her although she is not ready to rejoin the real world.
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Les jeux de la Comtesse Dolingen de Gratz / The Games of Countess Dolingen (1981) Catherine Binet, Michael Lonsdale, Carol Kane, Katia Wastchenko, Drama, Arthouse

Les jeux de la Comtesse Dolingen de Gratz
In Paris, a young woman, Louise Haines Pearson, visits her disturbed friend Nena who tells her that she has just written a book on the history of a little girl troubled by her senses, perhaps because of the tyranny of his mother and the absence of her father. Louise recognizes the difficulties of this little girl, being herself deeply affected by the indifference of her husband.
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