ISN’T IT ALWAYS

Jean-Louis watched the person in the water. He had piloted his small coal barge for thirty years, travelling back and forth along the canal between Arles and For-Sur-Mer on the coast. The canal was straight, had only one lock, and passed through farmland and a nature reserve. It was unusual to see anyone on the paths alongside … Continue reading ISN’T IT ALWAYS

REVENGE

The sunlight slowly peeked through the cloth that covered the window, and with it emerged the familiar sounds of the countryside awakening. Hens were scratching around the yard and clucking to one another, the birds chattered and sang on the rooftop and in the distance Farmer Pierrot’s mule could be heard braying. Sebastian propped himself … Continue reading REVENGE

THE BIG PICTURE / L’HOMME QUI VOULAIT VIVRE SA VIE

Glasgow Film Theatre, 27.07.11 The first hour of Eric Lartigau's The Big Picture is a French thriller straight form the plot of a classic Claude Chabrol film of the 1960's or early '70's, when Chabrol was turning out Hitchcockian thrillers at a rapid pace - two, sometimes three, a year.  Indeed, one of Chabrol's best, … Continue reading THE BIG PICTURE / L’HOMME QUI VOULAIT VIVRE SA VIE