Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani | France & Belgium 2009, 90 minutes | 6:30pm, 21 July
a surreal cinematic tone poem
– Stephen Holden, The New York Times
As a child, youth and adult, three sensual moments define Ana’s life, witnessing a primal scene after the death of her grandfather, a trip into town with her mother, and the dreamlike invasion of her home. Trees whisper as her carnal search sways between reality and coloured fantasies, becoming more and more oppressive.
An oneiric study of womanhood, Cattet & Forzani’s breakthrough feature debut unveils their private universe with the fetishistic deployment of giallo visuals (and other lurid pulp) magnified until the world glistens—then reversed, subverting our presumptions.
With directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani in attendance.
French with English Subtitles
Courtesy of BAC
Unrated 18 +