Dir. Richard Dailey, 2004.
France. 72 min.
French with English subtitles.
FRIDAY, MAY 3 – MIDNIGHT
SATURDAY, MAY 11 – MIDNIGHT
SUNDAY, MAY 19 – 5 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 25 – MIDNIGHT
A twisted story of the art-world gone bad.
The film follows Luna, an artist living in Paris fraught with creative block and lost in a repetitive rut of restless sleeping and uninspired artwork. Unbeknownst to her, an ex-lover and art-school classmate turned internationally renowned artist Ms.Y has come to Paris, along with her video camera wielding assistant, to mount a major gallery showing of new work. Ms. Y arrives back in Luna’s life with a Faustian bargain and the two begin a dangerous collaboration that goes horribly wrong and ends only in tears, blood, and carnage.
A deeply odd no-budget slasher film set in the art world of Paris; the film brings a searing critique of the selfish motivations of artists. Its DIY charms produce a disturbing fever dream from the gutters of Paris of the cruelness of the denizens of the dog eat dog world of international art.
Directed by: Richard Dailey, an American ex-patriot writer and media artist living in Paris, France.
Staring: Eugénie Alquezar, Juliette Failevic, and Agnès Roland.
With the extra special treat of an original soundtrack by the kings of 70’s French Punk Rock: MÉTAL URBAIN.