Film Screening 7th March, 2017

Poster for Rosalie Blum

Rosalie Blum 

7:30 PM, 7th March, 2017

  • M
  • 96 mins
  • 2015
  • Julien Rappeneau
  • Noémie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Alice Isaaz, Anémone


Set in the picturesque town of Nevers in Central France, Rosalie Blum is made up of many likeable and unique characters. Vincent, a male hairdresser dominated by his widowed mother, while on an errand encounters Rosalie, a local shop owner. Vincent feels they have met before but Rosalie does not think so. He becomes obsessed with Rosalie and follows her to try to understand her more. Vincent is left feeling perplexed after discovering some surprises about Rosalie.

After becoming aware of her stalker, Rosalie retaliates by enlisting the help of her niece, Aude, to in-turn stalk Vincent. Aude, together with her two quirky friends and well-meaning but awkward roomie, quickly piece together Vincent’s rather predictable and bland life. They become convinced that Vincent has done away with his mother and stashed her in the apartment above his. Vincent’s fun loving cousin tries to set him up with women to make him more of a man but to no avail, as Vincent feels he still has a slim chance with a far-away girl in Paris.

The movie reveals aspects of life-changing decisions we all encounter at some stage, from the ‘everyday mundane’ to the ever risky ‘go on and take a chance’. Rosalie Blum is a movie that blends together human emotions of curiosity, humour, sorrow and regret – and it all works so well!

Lisa Wood