Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bonjour Tristesse

On this lovely Bastille Day, I wish I could be celebrating in the South of France. Instead, I'll live vicariously through this film.

If you haven't seen "Bonjour Tristesse", I highly recommend a viewing. Every single frame is drop-dead gorgeous eye candy, filled with breathtaking Mediterranean scenery and chic late-50s fashion. Directed by Otto Preminger, it stars David Niven with Deborah Kerr as his hard-won lady-love. But it's Jean Seberg who steals the show as his daughter, her presence on the screen light and magical. I was sad to learn of her complicated, messy life and eventual overdose on barbituates.

Images courtesy of http://jeandorothyseberg.blogspot.com/

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