Fashioned from a constellation of dreamy objects, Lucile Hadžihalilović’s hypnotic feature debut builds a state of confinement out of milky-white uniforms and colorful ribbons. Swinging between pleasure and discipline, Innocence evokes both the mysteries of girlhood and the threat that lies beyond.
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I talked to the brilliant Paula Beer about Christian Petzold, the loneliness of being an actor, and why I'm afraid to interview them.
Having heard that now — about “you have to know loneliness” — I think it has to grow a bit, the thought in me, but I think… because there are times I get asked in interviews, “What do you do when you’re not shooting? What do you do with your time?” And I always got really confused…
Topping Cahiers du cinéma’s list of best films from last year, Albert Serra’s mesmerizing epic conjures up the malaise and paranoia poisoning the Edenic calm of sun-soaked Tahiti. Steeped in moral ambiguity, Benoît Magimel’s stunning performance embodies the corruptive power of the imperial state.
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