Une Vieille Maîtresse (2007)

Presented here is a sensual film on infidelity and the connection between old lovers when new ones are present.

When Ryno de Marigny is set to wed a young virgin of the aristocracy, questions are raised about his 10 year relationship with the exotic and rather violent Vellini. He goes on to share the history of this relationship with his future grandmother-in-law. The story continues on into the marriage and continues to be plagued by the allure of his former relationship.

The film does have its merits as a part of French art cinema, but the characters seem unable to express themselves verbally and without any real foundation for morality - which is the whole point I suppose. The Last Mistress is a clear commentary on indulgence as opposed to restraint.

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