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Patricia's must see DVD's

30 Nov 2017 recommendation

Patricia Florio is a member of the Alliance Française and a valued patron of the Brown library. One of the things she loves most about the Brown Library is the large DVD collection. Get to know her favorites and read her recommendations!

****Life and Work of Claude Chabrol 2011, 1 hr 1 m Celebrate the birthday of this famed French filmmaker with him, his family and friends. DELIGHTFUL.

This film centers around the birthday party of filmmaker Claude Chabrol. Mr. Chabrol talks about his approach to film-making as he sings and charms his friends.

****10e Chambre — Instants d’audience (10th District Court) 2004, Raymond Depardon, 1 hr 35 min A fascinating documentary examining the French judicial system through filmed actual hearings.

Judge Bernard-Requin is organized and objective as she manages various offenders with differing charges. An insightful view of the French legal system which will fascinate attorneys as well as non-legal viewers.

****Un Coeur en Hiver (A Heart in Winter) 1992, Claude Sautet, 1 h 45 m An emotional story of a violinist and the violin maker who repairs her violin, but breaks her heart.

With Ravel music in the background, this movie explores the coldness of love relationships between people. The actors lives are closely connected, but their attitudes toward each other are troubling and volatile.

**Je l’aimais (Someone I loved)** 2009, Zabou Breitman, 1 h 53 m Can we help someone who is suffering rejection by telling our story of pain and sorrow?

A rejected daughter-in-law is comforted by her father-in-law who tells her his story of love and despair. A vast spectrum of emotions is examined in sensual and vivid detail.

All of these movies are available at the Brown library for check out, if you have a regular or library membership! A bientôt!

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