Louise by the Shore

Jean-François Laguionie
 
The enterprising old lady’s tale of survival is bolstered by glimpses of her memories, of her childhood and early teens spent at the same wild stretch of coastline. These increasingly elusive shadows from the past, coupled with the fact that Louise is seemingly not missed by anybody, encourages us to think of her adventure as an allegory for aging, or perhaps even death. As such, it is unexpectedly upbeat. With her humour, quiet determination and lack of fear of the future, Louise is a delight – a Robinson Crusoe in pearls and a panama hat.
 
Wendy Ide / Screen Daily
 
 
Laguionie’s delicate, gentle and mystical story will move viewers of all ages. It’s a richly layered work, awash with poetry.
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This is a story about memory, the tides, death, solitude and survival, amongst other things. Just as the director himself remarked at the film’s premiere, “It’s a film about life, but it’s difficult to pin it down to just one idea.” Louise is much more than just one thing; she is someone who will have to take on this now-deserted seaside town, and even she will be surprised to learn what she is capable of.
 
Aida Amasuno Martín / Cineuropa
 
 

France / Canada 2016. Films Distribution
 
Louise en Hiver
 
pe 31.3 klo 16:30 Kinopalatsi 9
la 1.4 klo 18:15 Kinopalatsi 10
su 2.4 klo 14:00 Kinopalatsi 9
 
Käsikirjoitus/Script: Jean-François Laguionie * Leikkaus/Editor: Kara Blake * Pääosissa/Cast: Diane Dassigny, Dominique Frot, Antony Hickling, Jean-François Laguionie * Kopion Lähde/DCP source: Films Distribution * Kieli/Language: French, subtitles in English * Kesto/Duration: 75 min * Ikäraja/Age limit: 7