Day Ten of the 2014 Rendez Vous with French Cinema
Full Title = If You Don’t, I Will (French Title = Arrête ou je continue)
Filmmaker Sophie Fillières (who both wrote & directed) has identified a worthy subject but the exposition is all over the place & the tone (“Pomme” is French for “Apple”) is way too cute.
Then Pomme & Pierre take a hike in the woods & Pomme decides to stay. She has no plan. She has no supplies. And this nature sojourn goes on endlessly… for days… while all semblance of reality dissolves. (JLH: 2/5)
Click HERE for our FF2 Haiku. Not recommended by either me or Rich.
Top Photo: Alone in the woods after Pierre’s departure, “Pomme” (Emmanuelle Devos) goes rogue, using ashes from her campfire for war paint.
Bottom Photo: Pomme with “Pierre” (Mathieu Amalric) just as their romp in the woods begins to go seriously wrong.
Photo Credits: Films du Losange
Q: Does If You Don’t, I Will pass the Bechdel Test? Not really…