Time To Leave

A self-absorbed and not especially likable gay fashion photographer (Melvil Poupaud) discovers he’s about to die from cancer in this 2005 French feature by the highly uneven Francois Ozon (Swimming Pool, Under the Sand), who doesn’t have much to say about his subject that’s fresh. The French title, Le Temps Qui Reste, translates as the time that remains, which at least has some relation to the film’s attempt at lyricism. Jeanne Moreau is around for a touching cameo as the hero’s beloved grandmother, and there’s also a striking three-way sex scene. With Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi. In French with subtitles. 85 min. (JR)

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