Pierre, a youth, comes from his grandmother’s in France to stay with his parents in the Canary Islands. His father talks oddly about his lost youth and leaves abruptly for France. Mom promises to take Pierre to a nightclub, remarking that people will think he’s her lover. He prays. His father dies in France, and his mother wants him to empty his father’s office; Pierre finds it full of pornography. His mother takes him in tow into a night world without morality, a world of sexual exploitation, exhibitionism, and wildness. What will Pierre make of this, and what, ultimately, will he make of his mother? –IMDb
After moving to Paris in 1995, he wrote articles in the “Les Cahiers du Cinéma.” He started writing soon-after. His 1996 book Tout contre Léo (Close to Leo) talks about HIV and is aimed at young adults; he made it into a movie in 2002. He wrote other books for young adults throughout the late 1990s. His first play, Les Débutantes, was performed at Avignon’s Off Festival in 1998. In 2005, he returns to Avignon to present his latest creation, Dionysos impuissant, in the “In” Festival; Joana Preiss and Louis Garrel, who has acted in a number of Honoré films, played the leads.
A well-known director, he is considered an “auteur” in French Cinema. His 2006 film “Dans Paris” has led him to be considered by French critics as the heir to the Nouvelle Vague Cinema. In 2007, Les Chansons d’amour was one of the films selected to be in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.1 Some of his movies or screenplays (like Les filles ne savent pas nager, Dix-sept fois Cécile Cassard and Les… read more
Everything but the final scene was excruciatingly dull. Really, that ending deserves to be attached to a much better film.
The characters in this film are almost impossible to empathize with, even as they go about their relatable search for meaning and love, simply because they do not speak or act in a way that is recognizably human. But I do admire Honore's intent and, regardless of your sexual preference, you won't have to look hard for eye candy. This likely registers as a 'must see' for fans of transgressive or taboo-breaking cinema.