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Folies Bergere

Comedy


 

Brigitte and Xavier are a couple of cattle farmers living and working together in Normandy.

A movie about cattle farmers is bound to have a rustic feel. "Folies Bergere" has just that, and there is something very simple and charming about this film. There is also something lacking; most stories have a beginning, a middle and an end. This one has a beginning, a middle, more middle, and yet another middle before it tapers off and the credits roll. The actors are impeccable, the country and Parisian backdrops picturesque, but regrettably, the overall experience is not entirely satisfying. The folly of a director?

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 11th December 2014
Palace Films 98 mins