Made to mark the centenary of filmmaking, Agnes Varda's whimsical pastiche may be rough going for viewers who aren't conversant with movie history (French cinema in particular), but the stunning if overly familiar clips from movies ranging
from SINGING IN THE RAIN to MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO more than make up for the skimpy trappings of the story. Simon Cinema (Michel Piccoli), a hundred year old cinephile with a failing memory, hires pretty young film student Camille (Julie Gayet) to reminisce with him about film history over the
course of 101 nights. Simon fancies himself the embodiment of cinema: He has married Catherine Deneuve, he directed Godard's W...