Irma Vep

Sun Dec 10:

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Olivier Assayas
France
1996
1h 35m

On Film

* 35mm print! *

About

* One lucky audience member at each screening will win an exclusive, screen-printed Irma Vep poster. Second prize will be a free one-year subscription to MUBI! *

Hong Kong action diva Maggie Cheung (playing herself) comes to France when a past-his-prime director casts her in a remake of the silent classic Les Vampires. Clad in a rubber catsuit and unable to speak a word of French, Cheung finds herself adrift in the insanity of the film industry…

 

“Irma Vep is a picture of missed connections and tenuous relationships, most touchingly in the scenes between Cheung and Zoe (Nathalie Richard), her smitten costume designer. “A state of flux” is how Kent Jones described the film’s format, so it’s fitting that, as a glance into the netherworld of moviemaking, it oscillates between the playfulness of Truffaut’s Day for Night and the caustic sadness of Godard’s Passion.” – Fernando F. Croce, Slant


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