A car following the Tour de France. Children screaming in front of the puppet show. Women, often prostitutes, trying to scream as they are being strangled. Then he will meet Claire, the virgin who will give herself to him and perhaps deliver him from his malediction. —IMDb
Philippe Jesus Grandrieux is a French film director born in 1954.
He studied movies at the INSAS (Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle) in Brussels and started his career as a moviemaker by shooting fictional films and documentaries. Grandrieux then worked as an experimental filmmaker in Belgium where he exhibited his video works at local museums. Since the eighties, he has been working in collaboration with the French Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA) where he has been inventing new cinematographic forms and formats that put into question central notions in film writing: for instance the notions of documentary, information and film essay. In 1990, he created the film research lab “Live” which produced one hour long sequences by Thierry Kuntzel, Robert Kramer and Robert Frank. He also taught movies from time to time at la FEMIS (Fondation Européenne pour les Métiers de l’Image et du Son) and at l’Ecole à l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts (Paris… read more
for the billionth time, an intact hymen is an object of cult and ardent search. only the virgin with a white unicorn can tame the ogre. only the ogre can cure the mysanthrope. this time the unicorn is her sister. it's down there in the female groin that kali yuga begins. it's because she walks the street to make some cash that wars, famine and epidemics strike the earth. her womb carries the doom. highly original :|
Well... I had to struggle to make it until the end although I loved it. It's mind disturbing, philosophically deep and almost physically agressive (specially if you're a woman) but has such a rich and powerful cinematography that innovates in almost all sense the cinematographic language of the cadre, the focus, the exposition, etc to build a visual atmosphere you'll probably won't see in any other film.