It would be remiss of me not to mention that a certain French flick releases on DVD today. Inside (À l'intérieur) is probably one of the most extreme - even by French standards - films to come around in a long time. It is intense, brutal and absolutely pulls no punches.
I am looking forward to seeing this again. I want to see if I am as conflicted about the ending as I was when I first saw it back in September at Midnight Madness. Everything up until the last ten minutes is absolutely PERFECT. It's an unrelenting opera of tension and gore and then... I don't even really know how to explain it. I know that French filmmakers are notorious for having no boundaries, but I couldn't help but feel that the final bit of Inside crossed a line somewhere. That said, some months have passed and I've had time to reflect. And I also don't have a certain friend barking in my ear about how offended he was, while driving back from the screening.
Regardless of all that, if you are fan of extreme cinema, this is absolute MUST watch. Just be aware of what you are getting into.
So are you staying at the Bloor on Wednesday after the Toronto Film Race screening to watch it again in glorious 35mm?
I'd really like to, but I think I'm going for drinks with the crew after our screening. Curses! Double booked again!
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