Tribute GIFF: Paul VecchialiAP

It’s Love


Odile has been married for over ten years and suspects that her husband, Jean, is cheating on her. She decides to give him a taste of his own medicine. Fate leads her to an actor named Daniel who she will use to hurt Jean. Daniel, who lives with Albert, a gay veteran, has sex with Odile. However, this incident leads to unexpected results. Director Paul Vecchiali states the film was “handmade.” One can only imagine how the experienced director plowed through difficult conditions to produce this film, his passion never wavering in the process. Nevertheless, the experimental spirit of the director is mesmerizing. The film repeats scenes with the same lines of dialogue from different perspectives on two occasions: first, Odile through Jean's eyes, and then Jean through Odile's eyes. The audience must choose whom they relate with more, looking at the same situation from different perspectives. In addition, the passionate cinephile director has cleverly hidden homages to fellow directors and their works, including Alain Guiraudie's . The film welcomes the audience’s active interpretation.

He was born in 1930 and raised in Toulon, before going to polytechnic. His cinema takes as a starting point the French cinema of the 1930s, with an experimental and autobiographical tone. His best-known films are arguably and . In 1988, he became the first director to talk about AIDS and homosexuality in a French film with his film .
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