Leos Carax’s (Pola X, Lovers on the Bridge) brilliant feature debut follows the relationship of an aspiring filmmaker (Denis Lavant), who has just been left by his lover and a suicidal young woman (Mireille Perrier), who is also reeling from a failed romance. –Fox Lorber
An unpredictable French filmmaker whose poetic style earned him a critically sound reputation on the heels of his debut feature, Boy Meets Girl (1984), Leos Carax has since gone on to explore the tortured ramifications of love in the modern world with such features as Lovers on the Bridge (1991) and the controversial Pola X. A native of Suresnes who was born to an American mother and a French father, Alexandre Oscar Dupont (his professional name an anagram of his first and middle names) directed a series of short films and dabbled in cinema criticism before putting his celluloid where his mouth is with his debut feature, Boy Meets Girl. A dramatic exploration of modern love, the film provided undeniable proof of Carax’s already assured, mature visual style and proved the first teaming of the director and his cinematic alter ego, Denis Lavant. In addition, Boy Meets Girl also found Carax forming a long working relationship with renowned cinematographer Jean-Yves Escoffier, a partnership… read more
How come everytime I have a revelation on surroundings, on simple and concrete things around me, I'd watched previously a black-and-white movie ? First, this happens to me in high-school when I've seen EUROPA. In the last couple of weeks I've discovered the same feeling as in the past. The black-and-white fully converge the spirit in the concrete state of things. Same happend last night with Boy Meets Girl.
It's my first Carax; it's not perfect, but it definitely makes me want to see more.
Jim Jarmusch, Hal Hartley and Aki Kaurismaki are the three most common directors associated with Robert Bresson. Most of their work features, dry/deadpan performances and specific scenes that seem… read review