Saturday, March 24, 2012
Le Seuil du Vide
Bonkers post-new wave surrealist fairy tale out of France in 1974, directed by Jean Francois Davy. Wanda, a painter, rents a triangular Parisian apartment from a creepy old lady on the condition that she never open a certain mysterious locked door. A nice reworking of the old Bluebeard plot -- soon enough the door opens to reveal an acid-tinged theater of illusions, a kind of goth, baroque salon if you can imagine. Some nice color-filtered psychedelic scenes worthy of Shuji Terayama or Pierre Clementi. Highly recommended!