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.
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.
Underwhelming and somewhat pedestrian documentary effort from Claire Denis who should be noted is one of my favourite narrative directors. Denis attempts to infilitrate the creative process of Mathilde Monnier but unfortunately barely scratches the surface. Only the final sequence shot by the infallible Agnes Godard seems to be up to the high caliber set by Denis' other works. A rare miss.