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Hello! It’s Friday! I am always excited on Fridays because the promise of a lazy evening and then a “lie in” on Saturday makes all of the trials and tribulations of the week seem worth it.
I am feeling a little better, I am at least walking upright, but not without pain. For the last two days I have been walking like this little guy on the left, although not with my knuckles on the ground, they were rubbing my lower back.
The bright side is that I have taken it easy at night and I have been watching a few movies, mostly French. Last night I watched Summer Hours or L’Heure d’Ete and I found it fascinating.
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The movie tells the story of Helen and her three children who come together to celebrate her 75 birthday. While enjoying a summer day with the family Helen finds time with each of her children to bring up her passing and what will happen to the family’s beautiful country house and its valuable art and rare furnishings.
The movie is actually produced by the Musee d’Orsay and it features prominently in the movie as its curators help to dispose of Helen’s art and furniture and to help the family avoid the large estate taxes. There are some beautiful scenes filmed in the museum as well as behind the scenes in the restoration area. In addition there are some spectacular pieces from the museums own collections which are featured in the movie.
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I think it is an interesting concept to have the Musee d’ Orsay produce movies, what a fabulous way to advertise the museum! Not to mention to show works of art and furniture from the museum collections and to feature them as if they were characters themselves.
If you have not seen the movie I give it two thumbs up. If you have seen it, what did you think of it?
I hope my friends that you have a fabulous weekend! Enjoy your family, friends and yourselves!