Adieu Philippine

Adieu Philippine

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Film Festival Reports

INDIELISBOA 2018: JACQUES ROZIER & ANDRÉ GIL MATA

By Tiago Freitas

Although the film is in its nature very lively and even funny sometimes, we can’t help but watch all of with the notion that this kind of summer dream that the trio of the boy and two girls are living has an eminent end. The guy has to go to the army to fight in the Algeria war so there is this idea of departure with uncertain return hoovering over the film. In typical Nouvelle Vague fashion, Rozier inserts this social comment in the film’s setting although not in a way as pronounced as in some of his Nouvelle Vague counterparts’ films (Adieu Philippine was released in 1962, the year in which the Algerian War ended so it was very actual, socially speaking, at the time of its release).

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