When I read the synopses of the films to be shown at the 16th French Film Festival at EDSA Shangri-La, several films caught my attention because of (1) the poster, ( 2) the title and (3) the synopsis itself. I put on my list on my list the films Adèle Blanc Sec (the one with a classic setting, it’s just the kind of movie I love watching), Les Enfants de Timpelbach (movies involving kids are almost always happy movies), Le Dernier des Fous (I think it has a fresh concept) and Un Poison Violent (I find the title intriguing). I don’t know who Sandrine Bonnaire is but she stars in almost all of the films so I thought I might see a film or two of hers, Mademoiselle seemed like a good one, I thought.
My friends and I planned to go and watch on the first day of screening but Anj and I failed to wake up early due to the stormy weather so we agreed to just go when the weather’s fair. Last Saturday though when I learned that Adele would be shown at 1 pm, I planned to go by myself (forever alone indeed) but as usual, I didn’t make it because I couldn’t drag my lazy arse out of the house. But when I realized I might not be able to watch Adele because it is scheduled at 4 pm for the next Friday, I finally got my ass to move and went to Shang to see at least anything from my list. Fortunately, the 6:30 pm film was Les Enfants de Timpelbach. I’ll write my brief comment about the film in a separate post. 🙂