Tuesday, July 01, 2014

THE SCREEN ILLUSION (2010, Mathieu Amalric, A+30)

THE SCREEN ILLUSION (2010, Mathieu Amalric, A+30)
 
This film is adapted from a very old play written by Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), but it is adapted in such a way that I have rarely experienced before. The words spoken in the film are as old as in the original play, but the setting is in the contemporary world, so the incongruities between the old spoken words and the modern setting are obvious, and becomes the charm of the film.
 
I want to screen this film together with EDWARD II (1991, Derek Jarman), THE FALSE SERVANT (2000, Benoît Jacquot), and THE LIVING WORLD (2003, Eugène Green), because all these films play with the incongruities between old texts and contemporary settings.