'Le lac' by Philippe Grandrieux

    I went to see Le lac  by French director Philippe Grandrieux. My teacher, Janina Green, is a true admirer of his work. Now, I know why. The cinematography is sublime and reminds me of the early Impressionists paintings with the blurry scenes. I really liked the way the camera would linger on the close up of a hand gently caressing: I was transfixed in the moment. Grandrieux used hints of light throughout his movie, making it highly contrasting. The movie is not about the dialogue, it’s about the emotions, the body language, and silence. When I look back on this film, I realised that we don’t need much to create a frisson.