- A personal reflection.
Perhaps the most un-Swedish film I've seen. Varda became focused mainly on the documentary genre later on, and this film has many shots of Paris in the 60ies. I loved that. I wish I could be in the film, a part of it, or at least in Paris at that time. Typical New Wave; unrepetitious, unique details, enjoyable, light yet touching, sweet yet realistic and good music. A film about life and happiness, and a film that makes you happy (at least for me). The film is closer to life than many others. And the French/Latin way of life is much more natural and, imho, better than the Swedish. A lot of commotion going on. Many people around on the streets. You work and after that you are free to enjoy yourself, and it's possible to do so, and it seems like many have a lot of fun during work as well. Much more relaxed, natural, energetic, more out-going, more beautiful, more magical.