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Philippe GRANDRIEUX: The Rediscovery of Cinematic Language

Despite the Night

Director Philippe Grandrieux
Info
  • France│
  • 2016│
  • 155min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Lenz leaves England and returns to Paris in search of Madeleine who disappeared in uncertain circumstances. He meets Helena, a nurse still struggling with the loss of her infant son.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
137 2016. 04. 29 17:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 3 HEK19GV
334 2016. 05. 01 17:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 5 HEK19GV
702 2016. 05. 05 10:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 3 HEK19

Review

Grandrieux returns with his latest film eight years after his previous film A Lake. After his investigation of images and human body via White Epilepsy and Meurtriere, Grandrieux delivers a crazy love story. English musician Lenz comes to Paris to search for a woman named Madeleine and falls in love with Helene. Helene became self-destructive due to the loss of her young son and is exploited in the sex ring. A singer Lena who loves Lenz is in agony with jealousy. The world in this film is a hell filled with sex ring, prostitutes, strippers, and snuff film dealers. In this spooky, erotic psychological drama, Grandrieux continues his pursuit of human body through raw lust and sensual images. The film is co-written by Rebecca Zlotowski of Grand Central. Ariane Labed who appeared in The Lobster and Roxane Mesquida did a very impressive performance. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Screenplay John-Henry BUTTERWORTH, Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Producer Catherine JACQUES, Lola NORDA
Cinematography Jessica Lee GAGNE
Music Ferdinand GRANDRIEUX
Cast Roxane MESQUIDA, Kristian MARR, Ariane LABED, Paul HAMY

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

(Despite the Night) DIR. Philippe Grandrieux

Lenz leaves England and returns to Paris in search of Madeleine who disappeared in uncertain circumstances. He meets Helena, a nurse still struggling with the loss of her infant son.