Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani | France & Belgium 2017, 92 minutes | 7:30pm, 22 July
Cattet and Forzani’s Laissez bronzer les cadavres may come to be recognized as one of the best and most original literary adaptations in decades, even as it is an astonishingly cinematic experience.
– Christoph Huber, Cinema Scope
Every summer, Luce (played by the great Elina Löwensohn), an eccentric painter spends her time at a hamlet in southern France. This summer, her guests are Max Bernier (an alcoholic old flame), her current squeeze (a lawyer named Bisorgueil), and three friends of his whom she has yet to meet: Rhino, Gros and Alex. Late, these latter three have stolen 250kg of gold and hope to lay low at Luce’s. But we can’t have everything go to plan, and the hamlet shortly transforms into a battlefield.
In a blaze of golden sunlight, Cattet and Forzani’s latest delirious work throws in the spaghetti western and policier into their realm of cinema, to be refracted into psychedelic pop art and stylised swagger.
With directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani in attendance.
French with English Subtitles
Courtesy of BAC
Unrated 18 +
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