Betty blue (1986)

March 8, 2023, 11:35 a.m. Erotic Cinema Evelyn Lark

Betty blue (1986)

"Betty Blue" is a 1986 French film directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix. It is a romantic drama about the tumultuous relationship between Betty, a young and passionate woman, and Zorg, a handyman and aspiring writer. The film was well received by audiences and critics alike and was a major commercial success in France, where it was released.

The film is noted for its lush cinematography and distinctive visual style, which includes a bold use of color and inventive camera angles. The soundtrack, which features a mix of classical music and pop songs, has also become iconic and is widely regarded as one of the best of the 1980s.

"Betty Blue" was a turning point for French cinema, as it marked a departure from the more traditional, realist style that had dominated the industry in the past. Its success helped to popularize the "Cinema du Look" movement, which emphasized visual style and experimentation over traditional narrative conventions.

Some interesting facts about the film include:

  • "Betty Blue" was the first French film to win the César Award for Best Director.
  • The film was originally intended to be a short, but Beineix expanded it into a feature-length film after being impressed by the chemistry between the lead actors, Jean-Hugues Anglade and Béatrice Dalle.
  • The film was a major commercial success in France, where it was released, and helped to revitalize the French film industry.
  • The film has been described as a "cult classic" and has maintained a dedicated following over the years.

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