Sunday, August 7
The film does not dwell on hopelessness but rather places the excellent Huppert in a white washed room to let her touch everything around her with colour. Copacabana is about the relationship between a mother and daughter but it also is about those people who are loving and lovable but start itching if they find themselves settling down. This is presented through well framed shots and often lovely and sometimes lonely feeling mis-en-scene.
The script may lack in perfectly executed wit, or humorous cynicism but the film remains charming. Copacabana is the after-dinner mints that you sometimes find on the pillows of a hotel. It’s a simple gesture which is both easily consumed and sweet.
at 2:54:00 PM