15 September 2012

Movie Review: Ma Saison Super 8


I was promised that this would be an invigorating drama that paid "homage to the remarkable revolutionaries who bravely began France's gay and lesbian movement." It failed. The loose plot is that a student activist, Marc, speaks up for gay rights, classes with his police officer father and the homophobic Left and starts a relationship with a factory worker who is sexually ambivalent. Spliced in this loose plot are moving images of either 1968 Paris or reconstructions of 1968 Paris. It lacked production value and felt like someone shoving a 50 minute lecture on the French Left and gay liberation into a 74 minute movie. It's a shame because it had promise and with some reshooting and re-editing, it might just be something.

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