Scott Thomas' Leaving trailer online
Kristen Scott Thomas is not just a stunningly captivating woman, but she's also a stunningly captivating actress, and in recent years she's delivered some great roles in French films, Leaving (Partir) looks set to do that once again, if the trailer is anything to go by.
One of the great things about the trailer is the building of drama and the choice of music to enhance that drama, but of course there's also the focus on Kristen Scott Thomas herself, and the fact that she is the centre of the film.
Some of these scenes just look classic in nature, and even the small internet screen seems to glow with Kristen Scott Thomas' presence. Okay, I'm going to stop now, I'm fawning. You know I think if her and Robin Wright Penn were in a film together I might just die in the cinema a happy man.
Anyway, here's the story for Leaving:
Suzanne (Scott Thomas) is married to Samuel (Yvan Attal) with two children. When she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist, it brings her into contact with a builder called Ivan (Sergi Lopez), an odd job man who has been to prison. The mutual at¬traction is sudden and violent. As Suzanne spirals out of control, she must decide between her family or living this all-engulfing passion to the full.
The film has been on the go for some time, gaining the first release in Belgium on the 12th August 2009, and more than that I missed it at the Glasgow Film Festival this year. There's no intended UK or US release, but Italy and Greece have recently been blessed with it and it's travelled well across Europe. Will we see it? Perhaps on DVD.