MOVIE RECOMMENDATION : THE DREAMERS (2003)

 

Okay, so I know you guys are not used to articles about movies or music on our blog, but I really want to share some of my favorite movies and bands from time to time with you simply because I think you should watch them and you would like them, if not love them.

I was also planning on doing If you liked this book you’ll like this movie/If you liked this movie, you’ll like this book kind of recommendation once in a while, because I know I want more of those kind of articles, but they’re nowhere to be found.

Now, let me tell you something about this movie.

The Dreamers (2003) is a film directed by Bernardo Bertolluci and it’s his last film. It’s mostly a drama and romance, but if you watch it you can tell it’s much more than that and you can find elements of every genre in it.

The story is set in 1968’s France, while the Paris student riots are bursting in the background.
A young American studying in Paris meets the twins – Isabelle and Theo, mysterious and charming siblings and he’s immediately swept off his feet.

When Isabelle and Theo’s parents leave Paris for a whole month, Matthew moves in with them and he discovers a completely different side of being a young man and what growing up means.

It’s really not easy to describe what this movie is about because even once you watch it, you’re not entirely sure what it is about. You know, there’s a romance, but you can’t stop thinking about the riots in the background or the issues with Isabelle and Theo and you definitely need to watch it more than once to completely and fully understand it.

I personally like to think of it as a love story, you know – about young people not really realizing what they’re doing, playing with each other, thinking they’re enjoying their youth when they’re actually living without anyone to tell them what’s appropriate and what is not; without anyone to actually help them realize who they are and what they want to become.

After the third watch it has definitely become my favorite movie and not just because of the story, but because the acting was amazing, the colors were wonderful and everything was just the way it was supposed to be. Everything was completely fitting and I just found it stunning.

Isabelle was played by wonderful, one and only, Eva Green (300: The Rise of an Empire (2014), Casino Royale (2006), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), Dark Shadows (2012), etc), who is my favorite actress in the world and she was the very reason I decided to watch this movie. Matthew, the young American, was played by Michael Pitt (you probably know him from movies such as I, Origins (2014),  Macadam Stories (2014) or as Mason Verger in NBC’s Hannibal), while Theo was played by Louis Garrel, whom you’re familiar with from the movies such as A Burning Hot Summer (2011) or Les Amours Imaginaires (2010).

I’ll post some of my favorite scenes from the movies, trying not to spoil anything for you.


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Also, I have only one more thing to say : Have in mind that this MOVIE IS NOT FOR PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 16. There are some pretty explicit scenes, naked people involved, so I wouldn’t recommend you watching it now.

I hope what you read attracted you enough to give this one a try!

If you have already watched it, please DM us on instagram or our Facebook page or simply leave a comment down below, I would love to hear your thoughts and see how you understood the movie and everything!

Enjoy,

Jelka xx

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