Troy Patterson
November 03, 2000 AT 05:00 AM EST

Portraits Chinois

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
105 minutes
performer
Helena Bonham Carter, Elsa Zylberstein
director
Martine Dugowson
author
Peter Chase, Martine Dugowson
genre
Drama, Comedy, Foreign Language

We gave it a C+

Neurotic writers, wary lovers, cheatin’ hearts, an ensemble of self-centered city slickers, casual chatter about Ingmar Bergman: The tired comedy Portraits Chinois proves there’s truth to the cliché that those zany French just adore Woody Allen. Director Martine Dugowson even casts Bonham Carter — who played a gallery owner unhappily married to a sportswriter in Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite — as a fashion designer unhappily living with a screenwriter. Imitation is the sincerest form of flatulence. C+

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