Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
Friday, May 23, 2008
Dominique Pinon and Audrey Dana in Roman de Gare (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
Roman de Gare (opening May 23 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas ) concerns a popular novelist and her ghostwriter. So in keeping with the spirit of the film, director-writer Claude Lelouch initiated the project under the pseudonym of Herve Picard. He only revealed the true authorship of the film when it screened at Cannes last year. This sense of playful deception manifests itself in the Roman de Gare and keeps you engaged through a plot piled high with twists and turns. [You can also listen to the discussion about the film on the KPBS Film Club of the Air by clicking on the player icon above.]
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