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Film reviews follow:
My two favourite films: MEDECIN DE CAMPAGNE and
My two least favourite films : THINGS TO COME and UPSTREAM
BEING 17 (Directed by André Techiné) ***
In the French Pyrenees, 17-year-old Damien lives with his doctor mother. The father is on a tour of duty, and so his role is via Skype and in person via a short Christmas leave to join the family. But why does Tom, an adopted school classmate keep bullying smart Damien.
The two are brought together, when Damien’s mother offers for Tom to live with them while his mother is about to give birth, but is hospitalized at least a week before the event.
Elisabeth, an independent woman living in the Belgian countryside with her 18-year-old daughter Élodie suspects nothing amiss will happen in their peaceful life. The loving mother waits up for her to return home from her school friend’s place; she said she was staying there. The lie begins.
This amateur piece of film was unworthy of watching. It was disturbing to see the dog drown. The pause between the sparse dialogue when the brothers did talk evoked audience yawns.