World famous French director Claire Denis looks for parallels between her own work and that of Mathilde Monnier, France’s foremost choreographer, as she documents the birth, formulation, and performance of a radical new dance piece.
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The absolute best part, obviously, is the performance at the end. I could barely stay awake while the dancer struggled to compose/design her work. What the hell? I really didn't get any insight- perhaps another dancer/performer would have. It was a great gamble on Denis' part but I would rather watch 90 minutes of the actual performance.
An always welcome glimpse into the creative process however I would highly recommend hitting YouTube prior to seeing the film if you arn't familliar with Mathilde Monnier's work. I was not able to fully appreciate her talent based on this documentary alone as we don't see much of the final performance...