Welcome to the ICM Forum. If you have an account but have trouble logging in, or have other questions, see THIS THREAD.
NOTE: Board emails should be working again. Information on forum upgrade and style issues.
Podcast: Talking Images (Episode 22 released November 17th * EXCLUSIVE * We Are Mentioned in a Book!!! Interview with Mary Guillermin on Rapture, JG & More)
Polls: TV-series (Results), Directors (Jan 2nd), 1980 (Jan 24th), <50 checks (Jan 31st)
Challenges: 1000<400, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Central American/Andean
Film of the Week: The Milagro Beanfield War, February nominations (Jan 29th)

L'eau froide AKA Cold Water (1994) FotW #360

Post Reply
User avatar
Cocoa
Donator
Posts: 2000
Joined: July 17th, 2013, 6:00 am
Location: Chicago, USA
Contact:

L'eau froide AKA Cold Water (1994) FotW #360

#1

Post by Cocoa »

Film of the Week #360: L'eau froide AKA Cold Water (1994)

Image

Summary:
When the girl of a rebelious teenage couple finds out she is being sent away, they both believe escaping the rigid order suffocating them is the only way to be free. But is it?


#238 on 500<400, with 247 checks.
Nominated by 72aicm, filmbantha, joachimt, and Melvelet.
On IMDb
On iCM

From the 500<400 results
#238(NEW) L'eau froide (1994)
[Cold Water]

Image
Directed by: Olivier Assayas
(420.09 Pts, 10 Votes) , Top 1–10–50: 0–2–4
History: 2387561051733791991NA←NA
ICheckMovies: 244 Checks , 26 Favourites , 1 Official list
List of Voters:
toro913 (2)
clemmetarey (7)
jeff_v (30)
sebby (46)
GruesomeTwosome (81)
beavis (98)
dinah (NA)
brokenface (134)
lineuphere (136)
Lilarcor (300)

Here is a schedule of all the FotW.
User avatar
Melvelet
Posts: 2363
Joined: March 29th, 2013, 6:00 am
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact:

#2

Post by Melvelet »

Damn, I'm looking forward to this one but 44 film festival movies in 29 days is quite a task for me without adding any others. I hope I get around to it afterwards.
Current recommendation: In Fabric (2018)


ImageImage


Current focus: 1980s Sci-Fi, 1000<400

Last.fm | RYM
User avatar
Cocoa
Donator
Posts: 2000
Joined: July 17th, 2013, 6:00 am
Location: Chicago, USA
Contact:

#3

Post by Cocoa »

I liked the soundtrack.
allisoncm
Posts: 16745
Joined: May 11th, 2011, 6:00 am
Contact:

#4

Post by allisoncm »

Cocoa wrote: November 27th, 2020, 8:11 pm I liked the soundtrack.
I believe its inclusion of "Me and Bobby McGee" is what held it up being licensed on DVD in the USA for so long. I think it was over 20 years before we finally got it here in the USA besides the occasional showing on cable.
User avatar
Dolwphin
Posts: 4707
Joined: July 10th, 2011, 6:00 am
Location: Sweden
Contact:

#5

Post by Dolwphin »

L'eau froide 4/10

I disliked the claustrophobic aesthetics. The camera is often too close for my taste. I found the characters uninteresting. This partly because they are impossible to understand. Their actions often comes from nowhere. The teenagers are supposed to rebel against authoritarian constraints of childhood, but they lack any motivation for misbehaving. I suppose the female teenagers mental illness could serve as the ultimate psychological motivation, but maybe she is only intended to be viewed as socially awkward? Obviously the entire narrative (as implied by the films title) is designed to emphasize and culminate in its ending. But I don't understand why the female teenager makes that decision. All this uncertainty creates the opposite of an immersive experience. The best portion of the film is the prolonged party sequence, mostly because of the excellent soundtrack.
Top 100 | Top 250

Member of the Experimental Mafia | What's My Line? #1 Fan

Image
Post Reply