Movie review: 'Changing Times'

  • Updated: August 24, 2006 - 2:48 PM

In this romantic drama, Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu play a pair of old flames who have moved on with their lives in the 30 years since the end of their affair. Well, she's moved on. He's spent three decades in love with her.

This being a film by André Téchiné, the obstacles to a potential reunion are subtle but significant. The movie is not quite in the league of his 1995 masterpiece, "Wild Reeds." But it still serves as another gorgeous and immensely satisfying reminder that there are few better directors than Téchiné when it comes to capturing the vagaries of the heart.

The script, which the director helped write, is overdetermined. But the casting is inspired. In many ways, the story is about the spells we allow ourselves to fall under, preventing us from seeing life as it is.


***½ out of four stars

Not rated. In French, subtitled.

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