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La note bleue

Andrzej Żuławski France, 1991

dionysus67's rating of the film The Blue Note

Another paroxysmic depiction of art's deadly flirt with decadence and the tragic contempt for norms. This time it is a period film with some not so successful touches of visionary modernism that border on parody. Yet somehow the film grows and elevates the panegyric of misguided eros and its sublimations to a visual tour de force. The lighting is mesmerizing and the usual density of frames disorientingly rewarding!