7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
More impressionistic than substantial,
This review is from: Mademoiselle Chambon [DVD] (DVD)
Very little happens in this impressionistic little French film that is full of silences.
The characters were paper thin (very little is ever communicated between them) and the uneventful story (it is very slight) was predictable and not particularly involving. Having said that, it held my attention very well.
The story could have been done justice in a ten minute short film, but it worked well at feature length. I didn't feel it ever took the p**s with unnecessary long pauses or meandering scenes. Everything in the film justified its inclusion. It's certainly not a riot of colour and base excitement, but it was interesting, thoughtful and mildly affecting with a bit of emotional impact.
I liked it without being bowled over sideways by it.