Friday, March 17, 2006

MOVIES: Russian Dolls

'Russian Dolls', sequel to 'Spanish Apartment' and you so have to watch it!

Les Poupées Russes [The Russian Dolls]

Cédric Klapisch

Romain Duris .... Xavier
Kelly Reilly .... Wendy
Audrey Tautou .... Martine
Cécile De France .... Isabelle Wauquaire

Cesar Awards 2006 – Best Supporting Actress (Meilleur second rôle féminin)
- Won (Cecile De France)
Cesar Awards 2006 – Best Supporting Actress (Meilleur second rôle féminin)
- Nominated (Kelly Reilly)
Cesar Awards 2006 - Best Editing (Meilleur montage)
– Nominated (Francine Sandberg)

From the Cathay website:

The Sequel to Spanish Apartment. Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier (Romain Duris), William (Kevin Bishop), Wendy (Kelly Reilly), Martine (Audrey Tautou) and Isabelle (Cecile de France) reunite for a wedding in St Petersburg, their carefree days behind them, and now close to thirty. Xavier is a struggling writer who dreams of having the perfect career and the perfect woman. He is still in touch with his ex-girlfriend Martine, but is living with Isabelle , now a successful gay stockbroker. When he has to find a British writer to work with him, he goes to live and work with Wendy in London. Dividing his time between London and Paris, where he is ghostwriting the memoirs of a sexy and spoilt 24 year old supermodel, Celia (Lucy Gordon), Xavier struggles with his attraction to both women, slowly realizing he must grow up.

This is the movie I've been waiting to watch. A sequel to L'Auberge Espagnole [The Spanish Apartment]. Basically, it's a tale of a 30 year old who has not quite come to terms with the emotional responsibility of growing up. Ironically resonant with my own life, especially with the BIG 3-0 coming like a looming truck. It's my birthday movie. So what if I don't actually watch it on the date itself? Yay! ;p

Opening 23 March 2006

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