Tuesday, 13 April 2010
The Last Station.
Catherine Breillat's Brief Crossing (2001) is a modern day version of the rather staid British movie Brief Encounter, certainly more erotic and sexually explicit than David Leans 1945 film! What starts as a chance meeting between a 30 something English women Alice (Sarah Pratt) and a 16 year-old French boy (Gilles Guillan) quickly develops into much more on an overnight ferry ride. As the conversation progresses, it is clear that although they have virtually nothing in common sexual tension builds between the two. As normal with Breillat she portrays her female characters as the driving force in any sexual relationship and dispels the idea that the male of the specious is the only one interested in sex.