Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management. Follow him on Google+. He publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain and volunteers with the Alexandria Film Festival. He is also on Linkedin. To subscribe to emailed updates about additions to this web site click here.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT

By Dennis D. McDonald

This wonderful film is a visual and emotional epic. The story: a young French woman spends years following World War I searching for her lost fiance. The visions of war are harrowing and ghastly, but the recreations of daily French urban and rural life provide a reality that is touching, bittersweet, and at times, humorous. An added bonus is an entertaining and informative director’s commentary.

I hereby forgive Audrey Tautou for that turkey The DaVinci Code!

 

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