LIVING IN OBLIVION, with a French twist. This mordantly funny satire of filmmaking is a one-joke film, but it's an awfully funny joke. A pretentious, Bresson-quoting auteur (Tom Novembre, the acting alias of the film's director, Belgian novelist Jean-Philippe
Toussaint) arrives at the ice rink owned and operated by an aging skating star (Jean-Pierre Cassel) hoping to finish his latest opus in time for the Venice Film Festival. The film, Dolores
, concerns a glamorous figure skater, a lovestruck ice-hockey goalie, and a game that ends in sudden
death a metaphor, the director muses, for Europe's current predicament. Dolores
is sure to be a festiva...