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Leos Carax Double Feature!

Boy Meets Girl / Mauvais Sang

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Saturday 7/19
7:00 pm
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dir. Leos Carax, France, 1984, DCP, 100 min.

Boy Meets Girl
dir. Leos Carax, France, 1984, DCP, 100 min.

The feature debut of Leos Carax (Pola X, Holy Motors) owes a great deal of debt to the French New Wave, yet the film is also the work of a visionary director who would soon become one of France’s most critically acclaimed auteurs. Denis Lavant, Carax’s long running filmic alter-ego, plays a broken hearted loner who falls in love with a voice on an apartment intercom played by Mireille Perrier. When the pair finally meet, the results are equal parts comedy and tragedy.

 

followed by:

 

Mauvais Sang

dir. Leos Carax, France, 1986, DCP, 105 min.

 

Leos Carax’s breakthrough second feature film Mauvais Sang is a romance set against a dystopian near future where a sexually transmitted disease is affecting those who make love without emotional involvement. Again channeling the best of the French New Wave, Carax crafts a stylized film noir that shimmers with primary colors and bounces along with a surreal poetry that the director would continue to refine in years to come.