In “Les Amours d’Anaïs”, in theaters on September 15, Anaïs runs after the sensations with Daniel, an unfaithful married man, then with Emilie, the latter’s wife. We explain why we loved this comedy at full speed, orchestrated by Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet and led by an Anaïs Demoustier in great shape.
Anaïs Demoustier, a tornado of freshness
In The Loves of Anaïs, the actress of the same name balances her radiant presence and her ease of play at the head of the spectator. She is able to run everywhere, to talk a lot, to love intensely, to fail, to question herself, all without ever losing her accuracy.
The Loves of Anaïs : Denis Podalydès and his fun
The member of the Comédie-Française excels in a genre that suits him perfectly: vaudeville, where situations overwhelm the characters. We smile when he gets annoyed, we laugh when he tries to stay calm. De Funès could not have done better.
The logical continuation of Pauline Enslaved
Les Amours d’Anaïs is a continuation of Pauline Enslaved, brilliant short film by Charline Bourgeois-Taquet. For 24 minutes, we see a young woman (already Anaïs Demoustier) talking, in the grip of doubt and her feelings as she waits for a text from the man who makes her crack. The beginnings of the excellent feature film that results from it.
The Loves of Anaïs : uninhibited thirties
Anaïs is 30 years old and this is not trivial. While we expect her to be an adult, to have answered all the questions, she never stops wondering, procrastinating, flitting about. Who said you have to be mature at 30? Not Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet, who in the process relieves several generations of overwhelmed dreamers.
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, mesmerizing
The Italian actress deploys all her charisma, her gentleness and her sex appeal in this role of melancholy writer, free wife touched by the wriggling Anaïs. A phlegmatic aura, vaporous like her dresses, brought to its climax during a dance scene that will turn heads.
Jean-Charles Clichet: we want more
Funny and touching, the actor seen in Well love or the series Aries (s) makes a notable appearance and makes us look forward to seeing him in Elementary particles, adaptation of the novel by Michel Houellebecq and Freewheel, facing Marina Foïs.
Love in all its forms
Love is kaleidoscopic in this trio where we no longer know who attracts, desires or betrays himself. When the husband’s mistress seduces the wife, is the husband deceived? The accomplice wife? The lover soon overtaken by revenge? None of this, since here loves are plural and this multiplicity is their beauty.
The Loves of Anaïs, validated by Critics’ Week
And Pauline Enslaved had already been spotted at Critics’ Week, The Loves of Anaïs was chosen to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival parallel selection. A guarantee of quality, when we know the many directors highlighted by the section: Julia Ducournau, Justine Triet, Ken Loach, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, Guillermo del Toro, Jacques Audiard…
A frantic camera
To keep up with the incessant rhythm of her heroine, Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet has chosen camera movements and sequence shots as rhythmic as the flow of Anaïs words. In his film, everything is in perpetual movement, energetic, fluid, to better capture the viewer. Exhilarating and efficient.
The Loves of Anaïs : incisive dialogues
In The Loves of Anaïs, the casting is impeccable, the characters are subtle, the thirties pass through the sieve of questioning, but what makes it the successful film that it is, is its humor and its intelligence, served by sharp dialogues. The monologues of Anaïs, the jokes, the reproaches: everything rings true, funny and clever. When the time comes for seriousness and life lessons, the writing remains masterful.