• Director

    Leos Carax

  • With

    Guillaume Depardieu, Yekaterina Golubeva, Catherine Deneuve

  • France-Switzerland-Germany-Japan 1999. 134min

  • 35mm

  • Certificate

    18

  • English subtitles

Leos Carax’s sparse adaptation of Herman Melville’s Pierre: or, The Ambiguities follows the incestuous affair between a novelist and his long-lost sister, and the obsessive depths they fall into in order to stay together despite rejection from everyone around them. It’s a dark film that fixes its cold gaze on the descent into insanity, and questions whether it’s better than the comforts of complacency.