so hard to wake up……
we got home Very Late after a Screening (we adore a screening) of a french film (don’t you adore a french film?) at the film festival in los angeles known as “ColCoa” (non, moi non plus, call the branding people) and there was a director‘s Q&A (delicious – with translation)
now we have to say that we usually avoid anything depressing (in case you hadn’t noticed) – and this includes Themes of death, family despair, unemployment, working class brutality, failed relationships, poverty and the banality of the suburbs (because we have experienced much of it, hence the obsession with chandeliers)
but if one Had to sit through all of the above – we would want it directed by this man
and realized on screen by this man
and it was.
but now we are Wracked with emotion after a completely sleepless night and need to get sparkly eyed Pronto (as they’d say in La Bella Italia) because who-we-are-in-RL needs to drive to the Valley and do some work.
thank goodness we’re a virtual character and can stay quietly chez teamgloria-towers and lie down on the (exceedingly comfortable and chic) sofa and request more materials from the delicious people at the Los Angeles County Library system.
and if you were At the Directors Guild of America last night, on Sunset Blvd, yes, that was us at the front in the black pashmina and the Prada motorcycle boots asking a very-good-question about the directorial choices for the (almost) final scene where we’re dying to see the reaction shot and we-can-not and the strain is Almost Unbearable and thus brilliant because we have to imagine the response and inside our head – as Monsieur Brize said “the imagination is so powerful that the effect is tremendous” (imagine that line said in a beautiful broken french accent).
yes. it. was.
but now we are Exhausted by Emotion.
the drive to the San Fernando Valley is going to be even more surreal than one might have Planned.