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Movie Review: 'The Dreamlife of Angels'

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The Dreamlife of Angels

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Elodie Bouchez, Natacha Regnier
director:
Roger Bohbot, Erick Zonca
genre:
Drama, Foreign Language

We gave it an A-

If the two protagonists in this new-new-wave drama are angels, then Bouchez’s Isa is an energetic cherub and Regnier’s Marie is a languid seraph, but French filmmaker Erick Zonca touches soul-deep by never letting the idea that one’s a wharf rat and the other’s a jellyfish fully slip from mind. In the ripely melancholy town of Lille, gamine Isa moves in with Marie, a coworker living in the home of a dead family friend. These angels fall … in and out of numbing jobs, into the best and worst kinds of love, and finally out of friendship. It’s the easy passion of the performances and the casual complexity of The Dreamlife of Angels that give us a big lift.