Sunday, 1 February 2015


For every forgettable period adaptation, there's another made with tremendous skill and artistry. I can understand an upcoming filmmaker chomping at the bit to offer up their interpretation of a classic such as Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary - Cold Souls' Sophie Barthes is the latest, though her work has been met with little more than tentative praise from many prominent critics who caught the film on the festival scene last year. Still, for all its ostensible convention, her Madame Bovary looks promising - let's not forget that this is hardly the kind of film that's especially in vogue at present (directed by a woman, about a woman etc.). It's surely worth seeing for that orange dress alone.