In a montage alternating with moments of Nigel Rogers’ interpretation of the most beautiful passages from “Orpheus,” the opera by Striggio and Monteverdi, La Nuit Claire is an evocation of the celebrated myth, within which images of the love between its two modern protagonists, Anne and Julien, are inscribed.
Magical Super-8 (shown on 16mm) single frame portrait of the Notre Dame cathedral featuring luminous light and a dense score incorporating players from the square.
Reichau, a former army captain, is back in France after serving three years in prison for belonging to the OAS (Secret Armed Organization), a dissident paramilitary group during the Algerian War. Marked by his past, he does not believe in the values of his country any more. At a loss to know what to do with his life, he agrees one day to take part in a heist set up by Pierre, a pilot, the very man who gave him away in Oran. The operation, in which Yo, a gorgeous woman, participates, consists in stealing a bag containing 55 million francs during a Paris-Bordeaux flight.
Sasha, a young British woman, is living with her baby daughter at Ile d’Yeu, a peaceful beach community. A stranger appears. Her name is Tatiana, she’s passing through, and pitches her tent in Sasha’s yard. The two women build an odd rapport, and tension builds as events unfold.
A married couple purchases an abandoned house in the countryside. Soon they witness strange apparitions and events. Their son and moreover their prepubescent daughter are haunted by a poltergeist.
Through a series of chance meetings, Céline, a shy librarian, and Julie, a cabaret performer and magician, strike up a friendship. Julie moves into Céline’s apartment and recounts a strange experience she had when visiting a boarded up old house. Intrigued, Céline visits the mysterious house and has exactly the same experience. Both women find themselves transported into a parallel reality, playing the part of a housemaid to a wealthy widower, Olivier, and his house guests, Sophie and Camille.
In this intense adaptation of the classic Albert Camus novel, Arthur Meursault is a bored clerical worker in 1930s Algeria who is completely isolated from his surroundings. His alienation leads to sudden, mystifying attacks of violence, and eventually culminates in his arbitrary shooting of a man on a beach. In the ensuing trial, the full extent of Meursault’s existential crisis becomes alarmingly clear to judge, jury and prosecutor.
Young Martin has been acting strange. At his school, his teacher and classmates notice that he is less talkative and more withdrawn. When those around him begin to prod, they discover that Martin’s single mother has died. Fearful that he will be sent away from home now that he has no parents, Martin looks to his friends for help. With Jerome leading the charge to save Martin from the orphanage, the first thing they decide to do is dispose of the mother’s body.