Some living vibrations
What are we seeking when we enter inside the cinema and we sat comfortably on a chair surrounded by darkness and flashes of light coming from a huge screen? For some it may be a slice of laugh, entertaining, a way of escaping bits of our lives but it could also be a sort of travel and nevertheless a …lesson. We travel in other character’ minds, in fabulous imaginary worlds and we might learn a thing or two about life.
After I see a film I leave my place holding to some images, thoughts and various opinions. Good or bad. Still the films I never forget are the ones who stir inside me powerful emotions. And that’s the most valuable thing I remember and cherish. This was the case with “Coco before Chanel” written and directed by Anne Fontaine. In the first 15 minutes I laughed loudly because of the sarcastic/ironic exchange of lines between Coco (Audrey Tautou) and Etienne Balsan (Benoit Poelvoorde). After some time I cried because of Coco’s love story with Arthur Boy Capel (Alessandro Nivola). I’m not sure how closely this film follows the life of Coco before gaining success as a genius designer but this script has wit, rhythm, sharpness and content…Frankly I wasn’t expecting too much of a content when I bought my ticket. I was prepared to see a gift beautifully wrapped without seeing its interior. But while watching “Coco Before Chanel” besides a concentrated and precious list of style clues and magic you feel the living vibrations of an interior. The interior of a human soul. And that’s exactly what I’ll remember and admire the most.