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[CRITICAL] YOU AND ME (1971)

History : Piotr, a doctor disillusioned, leaves for Siberia, leaving behind him his friend Sacha… The confrontation of two men to the fates opposed in the only color film of Chepitko.

I was talking about The Ascension, of cinematographic language, two-speed, of sensor. There is a little bit of that in this YOU AND I, made six years earlier. There really is this feeling of being totally lost, from the very first minutes. To hear a “noise” hypnotic to which we do not understand anything. Not within the scenes themselves, very understandable, but, rather, through the narrative choices, the more blurred. It me and took a good half-hour to understand what it was, to simply reconstruct the timeline of the film, the purpose of these scenes.

It may be that, the famous ” sensitivity “Russian” as I try desperately to understand : let all pragmatism aside to surrender to a certain sensory feeling. Anyway, YOU AND ME, I was immersed by this device, whether voluntary or not, of organization is labyrinthine. Fortunately, because otherwise I would have probably been insensitive.

Because YOU AND ME, far from being complex, is a simple tale of opposites scalable inside of a love triangle. Well, Piotr is the one who dreams of escape, and Sacha, the one who dares nothing. In parallel montage, the opening and closing. Dialogue and discovery of the other to Piotr, introspection to Ash. The industrial decor ( horrible and wonderful ) of a mine, port, the city and its buildings partitioned to the other. Between the two, Katia. Abandoned by the one will to the other ; allowing everyone to move forward, by its absence and its presence. At the heart of the film, there is a tipping point, or the conversations, encounters and discoveries, come finally to touch the two men, each in a manner extreme enough. The staging of Larissa Chepitko still finds a way to put two languages film very distinct, which went on to win our membership.

“Once seen this famous ‘sensitivity Russian’, the film fascinates by its consistent quality.”

In the end, despite a premise that is quite common, Larissa Chepitko offers a film, probably, that mark discreetly the imagination.

Even if at the beginning you can not necessarily connect them, YOU AND ME is full of intense moments and magic. This is the intro, a hockey game, a dialog in a coffee alternating close-ups and distance, a scene of seduction that turns to the manipulation, a helicopter flight, a healing chance, an improvised show (my favorite scene of the film), a hug in a kitchen… All these scenes mark, hypnotize and fascinate. There was no imbalance of rhythm or emotional, in spite of the antagonism inherent to the subject of the film. It is strong. And then, technically, nothing to say ; YOU AND ME, beyond the realization very own, manages at times to distill a mood, both in the urban as “rural”. The actors (outside of the “girl in the eyes” which gives a bit too much in expressionism) are close to breathtaking. Moreover, there is a very nice sensitivity behind each dialogue. And then there’s this I don’t know what that is not explained, but which gives a singular charm to the film, and most importantly, a soul.

YOU AND ME has been reviewed in the context of a retrospective Larissa Chepitko proposed by the festival of Light 2015.

the LIGHT FESTIVAL on the Blog of the Film
MARTIN SCORSESE: an Analysis of his films

MARTIN SCORSESE: a portrait of the author

His films presented at the festival of Light :

Hugo Cabret (2011)

The Departed (2006)

Casino (1995)

The age of innocence (1993)

Nerves on edge (1991)

Goodfellas (1990)

The last temptation of Christ (1988)

The waltz of the puppets (1982)

Raging Bull (1980)

New York, New York (1977)

Taxi Driver (1975)

Alice is not here anymore (1974)

Mean Streets (1973)

Boxcar Bertha (1972)

Who’s that knoocking at my door (1968)

Chroniqués by Georgeslechameau

The 8 films of JULIEN DUVIVIER

JULIEN DUVIVIER: portrait of the author

David Golder (1931)

La Bandera (1935)

The Beautiful Team (1936)

Pépé le Moko (1937)

A carnet de bal (1937)

The end of the Day (1939)

Panic (1946)

– The Time of the Assassins (1956)

Chroniqués by Louis

THE NIGHT OF FEAR

Night of fear : our view on the selection of films !

The Thing (1982)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Insidious (2010)

The Evil Dead (1981)

Chroniqués by Louis

AKIRA KUROSAWA : the years, Toho

– The More dignity (1944)

– Walking on the tail of the tiger… (1945$)

I have no regrets for my youth (1946)

– One wonderful Sunday (1947)

– Angel drunk (1948)

– Mad dog (1949)

– Live (1952)

– Live in fear (1955)

– The hidden Fortress (1958)

– The Bastards sleep in peace (1960)

– Yojimbo – The bodyguard (1961)

– Sanjuro (1962)

– Between heaven and hell (1963)

the Russian filmmaker LARISSA CHEPITKO

A portrait of Larissa Chepitko

– Scorching heat (1963)

– The Wings (1966)

– The Beginning of a century unknown – composed of The Angel of Andrei Smirnov and The Country of the power of Larissa Chepitko (1967)

– You and me (1971)

– The Ascent (1977)

THE PROGRAMMING 2015

On the Blog of The Film

https://www.leblogducinema.com/news/la-programmation-dantesque-du-festival-lumiere-2015-71672/

Or on the site of the Festival of Light

http://www.festival-lumiere.org/

LIGHT 2014 : Pedro Almodovar


– Programming of Light 2014

PEDRO ALMODOVAR :

Pepi, Luci, Bom and other girls in the neighborhood of Pedro Almodóvar (Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón, 1980, 1h18)

That is what I have done to deserve this ? Pedro Almodóvar (¿ Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto !!, 1984, 1h47)

– Matador by Pedro Almodóvar (1986, 1: 45)

The Law of desire by Pedro Almodóvar (La ley del deseo, 1987, 1h44)

Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, 1988, 1: 35:)

Home-me ! Pedro Almodóvar (Átame !, 1989, 1h41)

High heels by Pedro Almodóvar (Tacones lejanos, 1991, 1h53)

The Flower of my secret by Pedro Almodóvar (La flor de mi secreto, 1995, 1h42)

In the flesh by Pedro Almodóvar (Carne trémula, 1997, 1h39)

All about my mother by Pedro Almodóvar (Todo sobre mi madre, 1999, 1: 40)

Talk to her by Pedro Almodóvar (Hable con ella, 2002, 1h52)

Volver by Pedro Almodóvar (2006, 2h02)

La piel habito that of Pedro Almodóvar (2011, 2h01)

SAGA MUSASHI MIYAMOTO : a CRITICAL of the 6 films

PARADISE LOST, Abel Gance: a CRITICAL

OPENING NIGHT, John Cassavettes : CRITICAL

– A Woman Dangerous, with Ida Lupino: CRITICAL

Chroniqués by Georgeslechameau

– The crossing of Paris

Reviewed by Louis

INFORMATION
Original title : Ty i ya

Achievement : Larissa Chepitko

Scenario : Larissa Chepitko, Gennady Chpalikov

Main actors : Leonid Dyachkov, Yuriy Vizbor, Alla Demidova

Country of origin : U. R. S. S.

Released: 1971

Duration : 1h51min

Distributor :

Synopsis : Sasha is a senior public servant and Piotr, a doctor in an embassy abroad. They worked together, several years before, and were on the verge of a great discovery when Piotr is suddenly gone abroad with his wife. After reviewing Sacha, Piotr to give up his work and asks him to return to their common research. But the latter refuses.

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