Tuesday, March 20
(1986, Leos Carax) Did Piccoli and Hans Meyer’s partner jump or was he pushed? Either way, the American Lady wants her money in two weeks. To pull a new job, they’ll need partner’s son Denis Lavant, busy now dumping Julie Delpy and reinventing alienation – and then he meets Piccoli’s 30-years-younger girlfriend Juliette Binoche. Carax’s deliriously intense mix of New Wave style with full-blown French Romanticism. DCP. Approx. 128 min.
“A masterpiece of ecstatic cinema from 1986… With an emotional world akin to that of the New Wave masters, a visual vocabulary that pays tribute to their later works, and a visionary sensibility that owes much to Jean Cocteau’s fantasies, Carax suggests the burden of young genius in a world of mighty patriarchs who aren’t budging.”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker