Borderline – Kiki Story – TV-Tip of the Week

Borderline - Kiki Story - TV-Tip of the Week

Borderline – Kiki Story – TV-Tip of the Week

               Genre: Drama

Tuesday, 16 March 2010, 3sat, 22:55 Clock

  A film that deals with the syndrome described as borderline personality disorder, once a suspect initially makes a tremendous gravity. But the first feature film Borderline – Kiki Story of the Canadian photographer and filmmaker Lyne Charlebois foremost impresses with its amazing lightness. Based on the novel Borderline by Marie-Sissi Labrèche who wrote together with the director, the screenwriter, do not stand the psychological difficulties, but the whole colorful personality of the heroine in the foreground, which is a precious little way of emancipate the serious pressures of their life story begins.

It is just thirty years old, the novel on which she writes, refuses to cooperate, her married lover, the professor of literature Tcheky (Jean-Hugues Anglade) offers her no hold and the shadow of its rugged past intrude into their consciousness: Kiki (Isabelle Blais, as a child: Laurence Carbonneau) lies heavily in the crisis. This way it makes the horrible, traumatic experiences of their lives, but also the strong moments of tenderness and desire pass in review, and it revealed a moving, excessive life between deep despair and wild flights of fancy, and Kiki decides to break the spell of Desolation finally .

As impressive as the (by the illness of her mother, Sylvie Drapeau), heavily laden childhood and other oppressions of adolescent and adult Kiki also be shown, it is nevertheless a wonderful quality of this film that this complex character rather than a pathological person is reduced. Very generous in word and image, the flamboyant excesses and ecstasies be traced to the young woman they identify, although a border crosser, but also as a lively, unusual and headstrong personality, seeking their way in the resistance along and is not afraid of the prevailing moral concepts defy.

Borderline – Kiki Story foremost living on the entrancing embodiment Kikis by Isabelle Blais, who is a also wonderful acting, Jean-Hugues Anglade asked the side, in since his memorable description of the tragic lovers of melancholic Beatrice Dalle lost 37 ° 2 le matin / Betty Blue – 37.2 degrees in the morning (1986) none of his seductive charm. Borderline – Kikis story occupied adjacent to the Canadian Genie Award for Best Screenplay by Lyne Charlebois and Marie-Sissi Labrèche, an award for Best Canadian debut at the Toronto International Film Festival and the FIPRESCI Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, plus two honorable mentions at the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg other awards that reflect the fascination exerted by this so skillfully staged as ambivalent history.

(Mary Anderson)

Title: Borderline – Kiki Story – TV-Tip of the Week Original Title: Borderline Country of production: Canada Year of production: 2008 (# ) Length: 105 (Min)

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