Hichem Yacoubi and Tahar Rahim, in 'A Prophet'

Dir. Jacques Audiard
(2010, R, 155 min)
★ ★ ½

There’s a style of filmmaking that I don’t seem to respond to. I find it in A Prophet — a nominee this year for Best Foreign Language Film, representing France — and I’ve found it in recent French films Flight of the Red Balloon and Summer Hours, which are alike in that they received near unanimous praise from critics but failed to make much of an impression on me. Surely it’s not exclusively a French trait, but I’m noticing a trend — in myself as much as in the films … Read the rest of my review at Culturazzi.org.