Friday, September 12, 2014

TIFF Inspirations: Red is a Painful Colour

La Vie d'André*
Red is a Painful Colour

Gala Presentation
Canada, 2014
French/English Subtitles
World Premiere
181 minutes - Colour
When André first sees Émile in an amusement park, it's love at first sight. Had Émile not been wearing his bright red leather jacket, André would have missed him entirely in the crowd, but fate would fortunately intervene. That is how their torrid love affair begins and it would be the awakening that forever changes André.

Consumed by Émile's charm and sexuality, André inevitably becomes obsessed with his new found love and does everything in his power to keep it -- including hurting the very object of his affections.

Red is a Painful Colour is a cautionary tale of the fine line between love and obsession and will undoubtedly resonate with anyone who has given into the desires of their heart.

* This is my tribute to the Toronto International Film Festival. It is not a real film.

Click here to see last year's TIFF Inspirations.

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