A flute of champagne. A chocolate or two. Candlelight. And Gabriel Byrne in Just A Sigh.

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Available for streaming at Amazon Prime Video and also on DVD (with English and French subtitles).

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From my essay on Just A Sigh, The Doors of Heaven:

This film evoked so many feelings in me. It touched my heart and my soul. I can’t remember feeling so many different emotions at one time while watching something on a screen. Wait. Oh yes, I can. And the same actor was responsible, as it happens.

There may be parallels between the characters of Paul Weston in In Treatment and Douglas in Le temps de l’aventure and I could probably write an essay on this topic. But what these two characters actually have in common is Gabriel Byrne. And whatever it was he did when he played Paul–and I’m still trying to figure that out–he accomplished once again in this new role. Only this time he condensed it, boiled it down to its essence, and created something so intense, so strong, so unforgettable that I have still not recovered from it.

I want to write about that.

Read the essay, which also contains lots of screenshots from the film (hint, hint). wink

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2 Comments

  1. Love this film !!! Happy Valentine’s Day Stella. ❤❤

  2. DORA BARALIA

    DEAR STELLA, I HAD A WATERFALL OF FEELINGS LIKE YOU IN THIS FILM AND TODAY I AM FEELING THE SAME WITH THIS MOVIE, GABRIEL IS UNFORGETTABLE IN HIS ROLES, BUT THIS KNOCKED VERY HARD IN MY HEART. THANKS FOR THIS PRESENT, ON VALENTINE’S DAY, AND THE BEST WISHES FOR YOU IN THIS DAY. THANKS FOR ALL NEWS ABOUT HIS FILMS. I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR ALL YOUR MESSAGES.

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