The love story of a young girl, filmed as close as possible to faces and bodies. Already visible on Netflix and Amazon Prime, the 2013 Palme d'Or, shared between Kechiche and his two actresses, is now available on Salto.
Our review of "The Life of Adele"
It's a face that grabs us, all the more intensely as the camera keeps scrutinizing it: that of Adele, her good cheeks, her mouth like an oven that devours life with bulimia, absorbs everything that passes, spaghetti bolognese or her lover's lips, this mouth that she leaves half open at night, when she gives in to sleep, body crushed on the sheet, big baby exhausted by the difficulty of growing up… This face, Abdellatif Kechiche the shows in all states, joy and pain, relief devoured by the waves when emotions melt on him: tears, snot, saliva flood the epidermis according to experiences - and some will be tidal waves.
What La Vie d´Adèle tells us, the love story of a young girl from northern France, her path to adulthood, is not surprisingly new. But the way the filmmaker works on the duration is unique: three hours (the film could have lasted six and we would ask for more), a good part of which so fixed on the face of his heroine that she makes us discover her condition. of spirit. The duration allows this precision in the details, which enriches the empathy with the character madly, even the feeling of knowing the person. An example: Adèle's recurring way of pulling up her pants, a banal gesture perhaps showing an attitude towards the world, like you roll up your sleeves ...