Quote Originally Posted by Chris Knipp View Post
The five films in the AMOUR OR LESS: A BERTRAND BLIER BUFFET series at Quad Cinema that I saw are an introduction to this pretty famous French filmmaker.
The movies directed by Blier were among the most widely distributed and advertised French films from the 70s and into the 90s. His films were the kind that would play in cities like Albuquerque, NM and Athens, OH. I "grew up" on Blier, and what I mean by that is that I watched all his films during those decades at the theater. How can a teenage boy not love the outrageousness of "Going Places"? The issue about Blier's films is whether they're interpreted as celebrating and/or satirizing certain crude, often misogynistic attitudes. I remember thinking that "Too Beautiful for You" was his best. I haven't felt compelled to rewatch them but I'm happy I did and moments from several of these films remain with me.