Alix Cléo Roubaud, a photographer, describes her images to Eustache’s son Boris. An “essay in the shape of a hoax,” Eustache’s last film wittily questions the relationship between showing and telling as it gradually shifts Alix’s narration out of sync with what we see.
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I did not expect this from Eustache. He was obviously a very smart filmmaker to begin with, but here he is taking and subverting notions on the cinema to produce a dialogue about truth and one's relation to that truth (and to his or her own art), and it becomes an incredible piece of unlikely filmmaking. I can only hope his other shorts are this impressive.