ICE-Vision: Wild Grass (Alain Resnais, 2009)
Wednesday, September 26 at 8 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150
ICE-Vision continues with Film Studies major Daniel LoPilato’s weekly selections of eclectic, idiosyncratic, psychotronic, or otherwise eccentric excursions into world cinema.
At 87, legendary French New Wave director Alain Resnais remains youthful as ever, riffing on the romantic comedy and the art of filmmaking itself. An aging househusband in a bland marriage discovers the wallet of a mysterious and strangely beautiful woman, and the two pursue a bizarre romance that distorts reality and retreats into a dream world of its own making.
“Resnais’s people are all contrivers of meaning, tale-tellers compelled like Beckett’s ghosts to build and rebuild the scaffolding of memory and history as a way of insisting on their own significance.” – Michael Atkinson, Moving Image Source