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Philippe GRANDRIEUX: The Rediscovery of Cinematic Language

A New Life

Director Philippe Grandrieux
Info
  • France│
  • 2002│
  • 100min│
  • 35mm│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

The story involves a young American who falls obsessively in love with a mysterious courtesan named Melania against the backdrop\ of a dilapidated Eastern European landscape.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
234 2016. 04. 30 14:00 Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema HEK19GV
545 2016. 05. 03 21:00 Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema HEK19

Review

The background is a place in Western Europe that is ruined and desolate. A young American named Seymour falls obsessively in love with a mysterious courtesan named Melania. After his experience in Sarajevo war, Seymour tried to find ways to communicate with others but it gets only painful. The film’s original title La Vie Nouvelle is the French translation of Dante’s La Vita Nuova. Ironically, nothing is newly born in the film. In this film, the director takes audiences to deeper ambiguity than his previous film Sombre. Moral ambiguity, enigmatic narrative, and the vanity of emotional motives. All of them is darkness itself as was illustrated by the director. The film is defined as the pain of a being who seeks for love. With new kinds of image, sound and narration, the film brought about different responses due to its revolutionary narrative style, decisive adaptation of genres, and trembling and blinking images. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Screenplay Philippe GRANDRIEUX, Eric VUILLARD
Producer Catherine JACQUES
Cinematography Stephane FONTAINE
Editor Francoise TOURMEN
Music Etant DONNES
Cast Zach KNIGHTON, Anna MOUGALIS, Marc BARBE

Director

Philippe GRANDRIEUX

Born in 1954. GRANDRIEUX’s first three feature films, Sombre, A New Life and A Lake demonstrate his profound and radical exploration of image, sound and narrative structures. In 2011, he directed his documentary, It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve - Masao Adachi has been programmed at more than 50 festivals and universities. He also directed White Epilepsy, Meurtriere, and Despite the Night which is his latest work.

Trailer

(A New Life) DIR. Philippe Grandrieux

The story involves a young American who falls obsessively in love with a mysterious courtesan named Melania against the backdrop\ of a dilapidated Eastern European landscape.