Movies like Mademoiselle Chambon
2009, Stéphane Brizé
Mademoiselle Chambon is a 2009 French film directed by Stéphane Brizé, with a screenplay adapted from the 1996 novel by Éric Holder. It won a César Award for Best Adaptation.
British film critic Mark Kermode praised the film and the performances of the lead actors. "Should he abandon the wife with whom he has built a home to pursue a fleeting dream inspired in part by the strange reverie of Elgar's Salut d'Amour? Eloquently adapted from Eric Holder's novel, this low-key, César-winning gem relies on tiny gestures – a glance, a wry smile, a longing look – to suggest great passion and inner turmoil, all conjured with wit, grace and honesty by Lindon and Kiberlain. Comparing any movie with Brief Encounter is always going to end in tears – Yet director Stéphane Brizé's quietly tremendous Mademoiselle Chambon does a pretty good job of reminding us that in terms of tragic romantic clout, less is often more."
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