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Life Is a Bed of Roses

1983

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  • These are some of the peppiest moments in Resnais's entire oeuvre, sans a late-career foray into outright comedy. The structure, time jumping, and free-associating most closely resembles that of Luis Buñuel's The Phantom of Liberty, though Resnais and Gruault's work is decidedly less anarchic or madcap. Nevertheless, when characters break into song, it's as if the influences shift from Buñuel to Jacques Demy, with the vibrant colors seemingly plucked straight from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.