Directed by Leos Carax
Eight years after his
monumental ode to all-consuming love, The Lovers on the Bridge,
Leos Carax resurfaced with this bold drama based on Herman Melville's Pierre.
For the first time in Carax's four features, it is not Denis Lavant as
"Alex," but Guillaume Depardieu (son of Gerard) as Pierre who
takes center stage. Living with his mother (Catherine Deneuve) in a nearly
incestuous relationship, wealthy Pierre decides he must throw off the
shackles of his privileged life when he discovers he has a half-sister,
hidden from him and living in poverty. His obsession with her turns into a
sexual relationship and the course of his life begins to veer toward
madness. "...moody, rapturous...visually convulsive" (J.
Hoberman, The Village Voice). In French with English subtitles.