‘The Sweet Escape Comme un avion
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An airy, yet profound, delight
June 10 (in France and Belgium)
Feather-light, yet lastly powerful and loaded with both visible concepts and wonderful chit chat, The Lovely Evade (Comme un avion) from France movie maker Bruno Podalydes is another house run. Getting the cause in one of his own films for initially, the actor-director here performs a mailing plane-obsessed 50-something who discovers himself attracted to windsurfing basically because the wood made bones of a canoe looks like an old-fashioned plane’s side. But his journey on his “wingless plane” — the more evocative France headline represents a 1981 hit music from Charlelie Fashion that converts as “Like a Aircraft Without Wings” — isn’t about removing so much as sailing downstream on a attractive creek in the landscapes, not actually in management of the existing. With four- and five-star opinions in all the regional press, from left- to right-wing documents and both high- and low-brow sites, this Evade appears a excellent possibility of being confirmed as one of this year’s most popular France films.
The one great quality that combines all of Podalydes’s directorial initiatives is a lightness of contact that seems to have come from another era, whether he’s creating serio-comic interval secrets such as his Gaston Leroux modifications, The Secret of the Yellow-colored Space and The Fragrance of the Lady in Dark, or contemporary dramedies such as his most latest movie, Granny’s Memorial, with its continuous onslaught of sms information (evolving technological innovation is a obvious leitmotif here, too). Though those films all centered around a criminal activity or a loss of life, what’s amazing here is that there’s no significant dilemma to talk of, and yet the director’s trademark mix of bittersweet despair and airiness is not only still very much existing, but actually more noticeable than ever, with its regular plane metaphors and in its unique headline.