First screened in March 2001 / Most recently screened in December 2015
Director: Leos Carax. Cast: Guillaume Depardieu, Katerina Golubeva, Catherine Deneuve, Delphine Chuillot, Laurent Lucas, Patachou, Sharunas Bartas, Petruta Catana, Mihaella Silaghi, Samuel Dupuy, Mathias Mlekuz, . Screenplay: Leos Carax, Lauren Sedofsky, and Jean-Pol Fargeau (based on the novel Pierre, or the Ambiguities by Herman Meville). Twitter Capsule:
Mad, extravagant, unsettling. Even dangling threads and rough edges serve its projects. A great portrait of ego in tumult.
I adore this one, so I'm a skewed judge of overall value, but the artistry is certainly audacious, as are the political critiques, erotics, and uptake of Melville.