Pola X

Pola X

Synopsis

"Ex-enfant terrible Leos Carax takes the ingredients of melodrama – family secrets, persecuted innocents, forbidden love, betrayal – and scrambles them into an audacious postmodern opera of artistic angst. Pierre (Guillaume Depardieu) is a leisure-class, “voice of his generation” writer who gets sucked into a through-the-looking-glass rabbit hole of underclass grime and incest when he encounters an Eastern European war refugee (Yekaterina Golubeva) claiming to be his long-lost sister. Like the novel that inspired it –Herman Melville’s controversial Pierre; or, The Ambiguities – this enigmatic, unrestrained film maudit was met with divisive skepticism upon its release, but today looks more and more like an essential work of blazingly personal vision." – Film Society of Lincoln Center

Technical Specs

Director: Leos Carax
Year: 1999
Country: France
Language: French
Duration: 134 min