The grand dame of the international art cinema, Isabelle Huppert, plays a double role in Bozon’s rich, strange comic thriller, a very free reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson set in the Paris suburbs, with La Huppert as a physics professor bullied by students and colleagues, her routine of professional degradation interrupted when, after being struck by lightning, she acquires a powerful second persona that strikes fear into students and her stay-at-home husband. A deadpan, atmospheric triumph from Bozon (TIP TOP, LA FRANCE), one of the most original talents in contemporary French cinema.
Directed by Serge Bozon.
France. 95minutes. 2k Digital Projection.
2018. French with Subtitles.