June 19, 2012
As we tread through life certain ubitqtious lessons are revealed. One is that grief has no parameters and spares no one; the second vital, and surprising lesson, is that you do not choose who you love; it can come out of oblivion, tackle your blind side, imprison your heart in a fortress; its duration, ephemeral or eternity..."Delicacy" is wistful, gentle in its tale of loss, love, rejuvenation. For those who read the novel by David Foenkinos (also directs with his brother, Stephane) there are no surprises and eventually the film will fade, as does all fantasy but there was one line worth remembering: when asked about his love for Nathalie, Markus replies that she makes him "the best version of himself". A simple, succinct testimony of what one should search for and nurture in a partner...
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