SFIFF: A Parting Shot
I felt that it was appropriate to end my SFIFF coverage with the French film, A Parting Shot (Pas Douce). The story follows Fred (Frederique), a nurse who loses the will to live. Fred attempts to take her life with the rifle her father showed her how to shoot, but ends up mistakenly shooting a teenage boy instead. She has to deal with this impulsive mistake as the boy’s nurse, and ultimately ends up forming a bond with the boy, who has no idea that she is responsible for his injury. The characters in this story are colorful and intriguing, and are really the backbone of this film. Quite recommended.
A Parting Shot has its last SFIFF showing today at 4:30 at the Kabuki.
The festival closes with the west coast premiere of La Vie en Rose, a film about legendary French singer Edith Piaf. La Vie in Rose screens tonight at the Castro Theatre at 7pm, with a Paris-themed wrap party at Mezzanine thereafter.