REVIEW FOR TOI ET MOI - FRENCH FILM BY JULIE LOPEZ-CURVAL
An author of cheesy photo-novels (i. e. magazines that tell modern fairy tales through photos embellished with dialogue) and her demure musician sister both search for Mr. Right in Julie Lopes-Curval's French comedy Toi Et Moi. Ariane (Julie Depardieu) uses her own life as inspiration for the florid stories she concocts for the titular newsstand publication.
Wishful projections of her happily-ever-after dreams, Ariane's writing centres around women finding paradise in the arms of a kind, wealthy stranger, though her reality with commitment-phobic boyfriend Farid (Tomer Sisley) and Spanish construction worker suitor Pablo (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) is a far cry from such fantasies.
Meanwhile, her sibling Lena (Marion Cotillard), a professional cellist who plays with technical proficiency but little passion, is stuck in a similar amorous rut, living with monotonous boyfriend François (Eric Berger) while secretly pining for fiery violin soloist Mark (Jonathan Zaccaï).
The Hyderabad Film Club is organizing the screening of the French movie directed by Julie Lopes-Curval, at Sarathi Studios today. The key credits are:
Director(s): Julie Lopes-Curval Screenplay: Julie Lopes-Curval and Sophie Hiet Cast: Marion Cotillard, Julie Depardieu, Jonathan Zaccaï, Eric Berger, Sergio Peris-Mencheta and Tomer Sisley Runtime: 94 min Year: 2006