Image Film/Video
LÉOS CARAX RETROSPECTIVE
AREA PREMIERE: POLA X


WEDNESDAY,
JUNE 28, 2000,
7 PM

$6 ($4 WALKER MEMBERS)

AUDITORIUM



LÉOS CARAX RETROSPECTIVE
JUNE:   2
  |  7  |  17  |  28  |  29

Based on Herman Melville's novel Pierre, or The Ambiguities, Pola X marked Carax's return to filmmaking after eight years. In the film, Pierre (Guillaume Depardieu) lives with his mother (Catherine Deneuve) in a chateau, where they plan his marriage to a beautiful woman. Then, one night in the woods, he encounters the mysterious Isabelle (Katerina Golubeva) who claims to be his long-lost sister. It's a revelation that changes his life. The director has called the film his first narrative work--the story's fablelike qualities and concentration on familial structure stretch his recurring theme of boy meets girl to a new limit. Here, attractions and relations are kept enigmatic, which prevents viewers from drawing simplified conclusions. 1999, France, in French with English subtitles, 100 minutes.