Sunday, December 27, 2009

Silver Screen Sunday {8 Femmes}

I have already posted about today's movie, 8 Femmes directed by Fran├žois Ozon (who, I have just realised, is quite an attractive man), but I felt like it deserved another looking at. Especially considering I posted about it a good two months before I started doing Silver Screen Sundays.

An isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France. A family is gathered for the holiday season...but there will be no celebration - their beloved patriarch has been murdered! The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Was it his powerful wife? His spinster sister-in-law? Or one of his two pretty young daughters? Eight women. All of them suspects. One of them is guilty. Which is it?

Aside from the fact that this film is just delightful and beautifully shot, it also has, of course, incredibly gorgeous costumes.
Catherine Deneuve, as the lady of the manor, is super stylish and timelessly beautiful. This leopard print coat, from Daddy-Os, is just as stylish as Catherine Deneuve, as is this hat -
Found here on etsy.
Isabelle Huppert plays Deneuve's neurotic sister, Augustine, whose transformation from spinster to bombshell is spectacular.
I can picture Augustine wearing something like this before her makeover.
Fanny Ardant plays something of a wild child. Her red wiggle dress is stunning as is this number by Bettie Page clothing:
Found here on Blue Velvet Vintage.
Virgine Ledoyen and Ludivine Savignier play sisters Suzon and Catherine:
This pink dress from etsy makes me think of Suzon's outfit for warmer weather.
The capris and pullover would do for a slightly more grown-up version of Catherine's outfit.

You can see the trailer for the film

Andi B. Goode


  1. great clothing selections. I think the girl in pink looks like you!

  2. I love all your selections!
    That pink dress is too cute, I'd love to wear something like that in the spring! :D

  3. Great post Andie! Happy Holidays! D

  4. Great clothes, the red dress is divine. I've never heard of the film but it sounds like something i would definitely watch! x

  5. Love this post (and this movie). Great outfit choices for each character!

  6. I love how you broke down the looks, and suggested how they're outward expressions of the personalities. You have a true appreciation for costumes / wardrobes :)

    Best believe I'll be Netflixing this one!

  7. Nice Blog!

  8. Oh this movie is so great; I love the candy colours. It always inspires me! Great choice!

  9. Oh this film looks super fun, I'll have to check it out.
    I love the similar outfits too, great post idea :)

  10. Thta films seems to be very good, I would like to watch it!

  11. I'm coveting a faux-leopard coat now! It would look fantastic over that red wiggle dress you've featured - perhaps with a little leopard pillbox hat and white gloves.

  12. Amanda: Aww, thank-you! =D
    Miss Kellie: Thanks. Yes, isn't it lovely? Definitely great for Spring.
    Diva: Thanks. You, too!
    Stefanie: Thanks. I just adore the red dress. Hope you watch the film.
    Baroness: Thank-you. =]
    Graham: Thank-you. That's a lovely compliment. Hope you like the film!
    Christina: Thanks =D
    Q's Daydream: Yes, you do!
    Enken: Thanks. =] I'm always inspired by it, too.
    Polka Dotty: Thanks. Hope you can find it
    Lizzy: It sure is a great film!
    Andrea: Oooh, yes, that'd be great! Good idea. ;]

  13. This movie is crazy! But fantastic too; I just love it, especially the colour coordinated character themes. I have such a girl-crush on the maid - she's stunning! Sometimes you just have to shrug and say ''it's french'' particularly when your Dad walks in on the girlfight-cum-makeout scene.

  14. Miss Emmi: Haha, yes, that's pretty much the best response. And I love that scene! It's so unexpected.


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