'Why does a writer choose not to write?' Jeanne Balibar is quite good here as a young woman researching a writer who chose to vanish from both his work and the people in his life. Somewhat enigmatic but stylish and of interest with its tone of mystery and academia.
Mysterious, with interesting (although slightly disorienting) narrative style. The film gives that feeling of following scraps of someones life, piecing all the bits of information and, eventually, confronting our imagination with reality... It's also a film asking questions about the purpose of creativity, perhaps, the purpose of art in general. A bit nostalgic and quite intimate at times. Good cinema!
In MUBI's "take," WIMBLEDON is characterized as a "post-structuralist art film." This is indeed a cinematic vision stratified within the domain of text. It is a bookish film containing a great many books. Above all, the film is conceived by director Amalric as an act of reverence to his then-wife Balibar. She is pure beauty and grace, but also imbued w/ a kind of phallic agency as discursive detective.
A rather opaque tale following a young woman's attempts to research the life of a deceased inhabitant of Trieste, a writer who wrote almost nothing. Following her meetings with those who knew him, the film is rather over reliant upon its stylish melding of poeticism and signification but it does have some beguiling scenes and, at only just over an hour, ultimately proves more tantalising than tedious.