prog: 2157

Lucile Hadzihalilovic

Despite “Evolution” (see Offscreenings section) being only the second feature length picture in the filmography of French filmmaker Lucile Hadzihalilovic (°1961, Lyon), she has worked long on an exceptional and unique cinematographic output. After studies in art history and film direction, she founded production firm Les Cinémas de la Zone with her partner, director Gaspar Noé. She did the production and editing of Noé’s “Carne” (1991) and “Seul Contre Tous” (1998), whilst directing the medium-length film “La Bouche de Jean-Pierre” (1996). Hadzihalilovic has a lot of adoration for baroque horror and the distinctly European “fantastique”, finding inspiration in the works of Georges Franju, Jean Rollin or Dario Argento. This influence can be noted in her enthralling debut feature “Innocence” (2004), a masterpiece forming a nearly seamless diptych with this year’s “Evolution”. In both films she creates a closed, isolated and mysterious universe: a place in the subconscious where reality intertwines with dream and nightmare.

Lucile Hadzihalilovic will personally present her films at the festival.

+ La bouche de Jean-Pierre

Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 1996, 35mm, ov, 52

After the attempted suicide of Mimi’s mother, weird aunt Solange and her fiancé Jean-Pierre take care of the little girl. A cruel social realism is transcended by dark humour in this disturbing portrait.

+ Nectar

Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 2014, DCP, no dial, 18

Human society is compared to that of honey bees in a dream-like, sensuous fantasy.

+ Good Boys use Condoms

Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 1998, 35mm, no dial, 6

A short erotic film, made for a campaign promoting the use of condoms.

04.03 > 19:30  
5€ / 3,5€

Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 2004, 35mm, ov fr st ang, 122

Deep in a dark, dense forest lies a mysterious boarding school for girls, where young Iris is greeted by her new classmates. The girls are forbidden to leave the grounds, but hold secret nightly meetings. A highly atmospheric, metaphoric and provocative view on the female metamorphosis from child to woman, where the only certainty is that innocence must eventually come to an end.

05.03 > 21:30  
5€ / 3,5€

lang: en
id_rubrique: 2159
prog: 2157
pos: aval