Actresses (Actrices)
Actresses (Actrices) (2007)

Actress-cum-director Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi's sophomore feature, the comedy-drama Les Actrices (Le reve de la nuit d'avant), follows the trials and travails of Marcelline (Tedeschi), a tense and jittery stage thesp whose personal… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 26, 2007
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Amy Taubin
Film Comment Magazine

Actresses is a comedy of errors that beggars description.

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Marlow Stern
Manhattan Movie Magazine

there is what we can call the House of Sand and Fog problem: this woman is way too attractive to be in this desperate a situation

Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The mix of the endless rehearsals, Marcelline's lack of grip both personally and professionally and her surreal imaginings make for an uneven film.

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Boyd van Hoeij

Set in the bourgeois and vaguely intellectual Parisian bubble of Bruni Tedeschi's alter ego, it veers more towards comedy as the film progresses, earning good-hearted laughs as well as, well, whatever one may feel towards this particular milieu.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi does a terrific job with her portrayal of an actress who has trouble unraveling her life from her performance, but the setting she gives this gem doesn't show it off in its best light.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Fails to congeal into a heady structural puzzle, or into a particularly affecting exercise in female empathy.

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Rubia Carolina
It reminded me of some Simone de Beauvoir´s novels whose (part of the) storyline and (some) characters have connections with the theater. </br>… More