Tag Archives: carer

POETRY (2010)

POETRY (2010) How did I miss this great film featuring a 66 years old grandmother? Directed by Lee Chang-dong,  it won the 2010 Cannes Best Screenplay Award and many more.  I discovered it recently while searching for films that have … Continue reading

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EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN (1994) at EON

Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) at EON  I mentioned in this blog that I would not concentrate any more on the representation of  old women in films but widen my interest and abandon the time-consuming film analysis approach.    After … Continue reading

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PAULINE AND PAULETTE (2001)

Third film at the Ealing Oldies Network.  The 18 people present were enthusiastic. They appreciated the film   and the exchange of views at the end was very lively and informed. It was evident that a few had some experience in … Continue reading

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FEMINISM, AGEING, AND FILMS

It is bizarre at the age of 81 to have a feeling of deja vu about the experience of seeing a film. And this is the only way I can explain my profound distaste of Chronic. I have tried to … Continue reading

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CHRONIC (2015) : ambiguities and control.

  I must come back to Chronic. A friend mentioned to me another film directed by Franco: After Lucia. I viewed it immediately and the experience urged me to revisit Chronic and analyse it. I found that the two films … Continue reading

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Chronic: palliative care or a man’s portrait?

Holidays. Time to reflect on some questions I asked myself after a few viewings.  In my post about Wrinkles I wrote: “But one cannot help being intrigued by the predominantly male atmosphere of the film when it is common knowledge that … Continue reading

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A WOMAN’S TALE : an overview

I have written about Paul Cox’s Innocence (2000) three years ago  but I have wanted to consider  this great director’s   A Woman’s Tale ( 1991) for a very long time. In June this year Paul Cox died at the age … Continue reading

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TATIE DANIELLE (1990)

This is the third group of older women who viewed and discussed the film apart from the 101 U3A members (see previous post in 2005 and resources for the BFI Guide to Older Women in Film). I was surprised again … Continue reading

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CHRONIC (2015)

This  is not about the representation of old women in feature films but about the questions I ask myself – a woman aged 81 – in response to Chronic.   My first reaction was ” yet another male carer! Why?”  When … Continue reading

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WRINKLES (2012)

I quote here a few lines  of my 2013 post that dealt with the wonderful Intergenerational Film Festival Lumiere Blanche organised by the geriatrician Dr. Jean Jacques Depassio. The Festival is no more, but the DVD Wrinkles has been released in the USA and … Continue reading

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TATIE DANIELLE (1990) The little old woman

” I am a lonely old woman in the hands of a lunatic.” Tatie Danielle  It is difficult to write about Tatie Danielle.  A film hard to categorise. It is not black comedy nor satire as it is sometimes described being … Continue reading

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THE OTHERNESS OF THE OLD WOMAN Take 3

Old woman as ‘other’ and films In my blog of Nov. 2009 I wrote: When I first started to show films featuring women of 60 years and over to my contemporaries, I was 63. Some of the women in the … Continue reading

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BABOUSSIA (2003) self sacrificing great grandmother

I have used italics for film quotes and bold italics for director’s quotes mainly from http://www.kinoglaz.fr/u_fiche_film.php?num=60 in French or the extras from the DVD.  I have used the spelling of Baboussia used on the DVD cover but there are different … Continue reading

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MUM AND ME – SUE BOURNE TV DOCUMENTARY

When I started my blog on the representation of old women I needed to limit my field of research. I decided to exclude animation, because I am not very versed in the genre, and documentaries because the area might be … Continue reading

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LE FILM PERMET DE LIBERER LA PAROLE DR. J.J. DEPASSIO

Films permit free conversations says Dr. Depassio.  Dr. Jean-Jacques Depassio, geriatrician, works at the Hopital de Fourvière – Centre de Gérontology in Lyon. He is the organiser of the Lumière Blanche Intergenerational film Festival. I realised the first time I … Continue reading

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LUMIERE BLANCHE INTERGENERATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

I am just back from attending the Lumiere Blanche Festival in Tassin-la-Demi-Lune. This is the intriguing name of a suburb of Lyon, the birth town of the brothers Lumiere and also of Bertrand Tavernier. The festival took place in an … Continue reading

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THE WHALES OF AUGUST (1987)

At the 2006 U3A/NFT Older Women in Films Study Day the focus film was The Whales of August. The film at the time was not available on DVD or Video but the film group  had watched a copy from the TV. … Continue reading

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AMOUR – QUESTIONS

ALSO SEE UNDER FILM GROUP PAGE THE RESPONSES OF THE FILM GROUP Two people have said to me: your blog is about the representation of old  women and yet you do not address this in the one about Amour. This is true. … Continue reading

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AMOUR – A PERSONAL VIEW

At long last Amour. I was waiting for our film group to meet before writing about this amazing film. Being interested in how viewers receive a film and what is on-screen I found that above all other films Amour demands … Continue reading

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Haneke’s Amour

I have delayed writing about Amour.  Of all the films I have ever seen Amour is the one that has touched me the deepest in my intimate world. I have in the last few years witnessed the slow physical and mental decline and … Continue reading

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ACTING THEIR AGE

FOR THE LEXI VIEWERS WHO MAY BE EXPECTING A  POST ABOUT LEIGH’S ANOTHER YEAR, MY APOLOGIES, I HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY BUSY AND NOW PREPARING MYSELF  TO GO ON HOLIDAY. 6th MAY I am back from the stimulating symposium on  “Women, … Continue reading

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The Salt of Life or Gianni and Women (2011)

Gianni e le donne. Literally Gianni and (the) Women. Gianni is on our screens again. Still drinking, but less than he did in Mid August Lunch, still a good cook, still at the beck and call of his mother. But … Continue reading

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