Meurtrière, Le Juif de Lascaux, and short films
Please note: To accommodate the added First Look screenings rescheduled from Saturday, Jan. 23, this screening has shifted to 7:00 p.m. (from 6:30 p.m.)
With Jean-Pierre Rehm in person
Meurtrière, Jet Lag, and Lenz Elegy
Meurtrière (Dir. Philippe Grandrieux. France, 2015, 60 mins.) With “anxiety” as his stated subject, Philippe Grandrieux creates a slow-motion, mesmerizing study of a quartet of nude bodies, metamorphosing and gyrating in a fragmentary ballet, backed by an ominous bass-driven soundtrack. Preceded by Lenz Elegy (Lenx élégie) (Dir. Christophe Bisson. France, 2015, 22 mins. 美国首映.) A loose adaptation from Georg Büchner’s novel Lenz, the film traces the winter wanderings through the woods of its hero, who lives on the edge of madness. Also preceded by Jet Lag (Dir. Eloy Domínguez Serén. Spain, 2014, 52 mins. 美国首映.) A documentary crew films a quiet night at a remote gas station, in a scene evoking an Edward Hopper painting. But a surprise visit changes things, and the lines between documentary and fiction begin to blur.
Le Juif de Lascaux
Dir. Louis Skorecki. France, 2015, 52 mins. The well-known film critic and filmmaker Louis Skorecki has created a wonderfully offbeat and autobiographical enquiry into his Jewish identity. The film is a series of unexpected vignettes, and is filled with Yiddish expressions, culinary treats, variations on Adam and Eve, animal masks and more.