#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Tongue-in-cheek look at the French Riviera, especially in summer when it overflows with tourists. Reviews its history and famous visitors; displays its faux-exotic buildings, its crowded beaches, its trees and monuments; and, pokes fun at the colors women wear and the vagaries of fashion. The film celebrates the use of “Eden” as a place name, suggesting that paradise comes to the coast after all are gone, perhaps only on a remote island beach.
Plot: Tongue-in-cheek look at the French Riviera, especially in summer when it overflows with tourists. Reviews its history and famous visitors; displays its faux-exotic buildings, its crowded beaches, its trees and monuments; and, pokes fun at the colors women wear and the vagaries of fashion. The film celebrates the use of “Eden” as a place name, suggesting that paradise comes to the coast after all are gone, perhaps only on a remote island beach.
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beautiful travelogue soaked in irony and sarcasm
The same Criterion disc featuring the 1965 masterpiece “Le Bonheur” also features a copy of Varda’s sarcastic 1958 travelogue Du côté de la côte, a 25-minute portraits of the Côte d’Azur mixing beautiful color footage of Cannes, Nice, etc with witty and sometimes nasty narration/commentary by an unseen man and a woman that serves to condemn the shallow luxury of the place. A fascinating piece that deserves more attention in this director’s great filmography, and an interesting work in the very French category of essayistic films that can on one level be read as “serious” (travel documentary) but on another as a deconstruction of the same subject.
Varda puts her genius into this short film
It’s hard to believe that this short film is the outcome of a project sponsored by the French Tourist Office, when you think of what sorts of cheesy things these usually end up looking like (especially in the 1950’s). Hard to believe, unless you already know it was made by Agnès Varda at a time when she was just on the cusp of international stardom, which maybe of course you do. There is such a stylish artistry on display here, and whether you’ve been to the French Riviera or not (or even have interest in it), I think you’ll find this film beautiful. It’s got the usual sorts of pretty visuals you might think of, but also (and maybe mostly) shots that are less expected, and beautifully conceived and composed. Even as it’s ostensibly attempting to drum up tourism, the film has a dry sarcasm about tourists and fashion, and it also adds some really lovely elements of history, philosophy, and poetry. There is therefore a depth to this film and also a sophisticated coolness, which was a trademark of the New Wave movement, and also aligned to what those in the Riviera were trying to project. It may be even more interesting 61 years later than it was in 1958, as we also get that time capsule feeling to what we’re seeing.
Original Language fr
Runtime 25 min (DVD)
Genre Documentary, Short, History
Director Agnès Varda
Writer Agnès Varda
Actors Roger Coggio, Anne Olivier, Jacopo Nizi
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory GTC-Numérique, France
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm