Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Movie of the Week - L'Auberge Espagnole

This week’s movie is L’Auberge Espagnole (2002).

The film is about a Parisian student who goes to Barcelona for a year to study. Once there, he decides to live in a shared apartment with exchange students from across Europe. The film looks at the relationships between these people and their cultures. Writer-director Cedric Klapisch brings his unique fresh style to the film, having the main character’s imagination at time project itself into reality. The international cast is headlined by Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cecile De France, and Kelly Reilly – but the whole cast is fantastic. What makes the film great is its cinematic style, the overall enjoyable experience of watching the film and interesting meshing of cultures that takes place. The sequel, The Russian Dolls (2005), is just as good, if not better. The film is a must see for fan of French cinema and comedies. Check out the trailer.

L’Auberge Espagnole [DVD]

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