This film is at once aggressive and elegant. Precise and freewheeling. Naturalistic and dreamlike. It breaks the rules while at the same time creates its own.
Lavant and Binoche have never been better. From lyrical waterskiing along the Seine amidst Bastille Day firecrackers, to silhouetted beachside boners—these two actors carry the exquisitely unruly energy of the film from start to finish.
Bringing to life the impossible realities only possible on a cinematic space, Carax has created something truly special. Bravo.