April 18: Mauvais Sang

Thursday, April 18 2019 | 8PM Mauvais Sang aka Bad Blood aka The Night Is Young France 1986 d. Leos Carax with Michel Piccoli, Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, Hans Meyer and Julie Delpy. In French with English subtitles. Colour. 116 m

“A masterpiece of ecstatic cinema from 1986, directed by Leos Carax at the age of twenty-five. With an emotional world akin to that of the New Wave masters, a visual vocabulary that pays tribute to their later works, and a visionary sensibility that owes much to Jean Cocteau’s fantasies, Carax suggests the burden of young genius in a world of mighty patriarchs who aren’t budging.” Richard Brody

“In this, his second feature, Mr. Carax lives up to his billing as ”the natural heir of Jean-Luc Godard,” showing a taste for underground types and milieus, an inventive eye and a tolerance for tedium.” Walter Goodman

Links: IMDB Wikipedia

See Also: Les Amants du Pont-Neuf aka The Lovers on the Bridge (Carax, 1991), À l’ombre de la canaille bleue aka In The Shadow Of The Blue Mob (Clémenti, 1986)