Friday, January 23, 2004
Third Time's The Charm: "Barbarian Invasions"
I finally saw the excellent film Barbarian Invasions this afternoon at Historic AMC Empire 25 near Times Square.
You'll recall that yesterday I twice bought tickets to see this and then blew it off to play with my new scanner!
By turns funny, touching, and reflective, this film about a French-Canadian professor and leftist who's dying of cancer is never dull. Particularly great is the professor's earnest but ultimately sweet yuppie son, played beautifully by the beautiful Stephane Rousseau.
I love foreign films - no cliches, no predictable plot events, no manipulative music.
The film also illustrates the pitfalls of Canada's much-touted public health system and its social services beaurocracy. Throughly fascinating.
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