Saturday, 6 July 2013

Girlfriend in a Kimono

This is the short film that just keeps on giving... and now a review from seven years ago which has only recently surfaced.

In 2006 semi-professional film critic Jason Solomons told Carcassonne-based newspaper Le Boudin de Dimanche that his favourite film was Girlfriend in a Kimono:

«C'est magnifique, comme une blague situationniste, vraiment, il ne fait aucun compromis, il prend un pistolet, et tire capitalisme dans les yeux, tu sais?»

This is a rich seam of critique that is really only now beginning to open up for me. Seen through the lens of situationist cinematic story-telling rather than being a mere anti-romance it is now abundantly clear to me that we have created a great work of art here, a full ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ by any set of critical criteria.

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