Louise Wimmer
EmbarcaderoSun, Oct 28, 2012 4:30 PM Not Available
EmbarcaderoTue, Oct 30, 2012 9:00 PM Not Available
Fall Season Festival
Fall Season Festival:French Cinema Now
“I’ve nothing to say about me,” the titular character tells a casual lover, but this devastating portrait of a woman living out of her car speaks volumes. There are only hints at what has put Louise in this dreadful situation—a collapsed marriage, few marketable job skills, and no access to affordable housing—but her circumstances are depicted with wonderful attentiveness through Corinne Masiero’s deeply-felt performance and a terrific, mostly observational, script. As Louise trudges through several cleaning jobs, cadges food from buffet restaurants after others leave or tries to hide her present situation from her ex-husband and child, her dignity in the face of desperation puts a compelling face on the millions of people suffering from Europe’s current financial woes.