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After Blue

Paradis sale | Bertrand Mandico | FR 2021 | 130 Min | DCP
Filmcasino
Mo,27.09.▸20:00
Metro
Su,03.10.▸18:00
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On a planet where only women can survive, young Roxy discovers a criminal by the name of Kate Bush (!) buried neck-deep in sand and digs her out. Once freed, the criminal escapes, leaving a trail of dead. Roxy and her mother Zora are promptly tasked by the community to find and capture the fugitive. In his second feature, Bertrand Mandico conjures a hypersensual, retro-futuristic vision designed with every tool in the cinematic repertoire—as epigonic as it is original, the film glitters and shimmers and breathes in its own space-time, lighting the way toward the future (of cinema).

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Bertrand Mandico
Mandico, Bertrand graduated from CFT Gobelins in Paris and holds a diploma in animation film. He outlined his filmmaking objectives in the Incoherence Manifesto, which he authored together with Katrin Olafsdottir. Constantly reinterpreting genres, he has made a string of shorts, including Boro in the Box, which was presented in Cannes. His feature-length debut was the cinematic gem The Wild Boys (2017, SLASH einhalb 2018), which, like his second feature After Blue, starred Elina Löwensohn. Together with her, he is also working on 20+1 Projections, a project that is set to consist of 21 short films over 21 years.
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Language OmeU
Cast Paula Luna Breitenfelder, Elina Löwensohn, Vimala Pons, Agata Buzek
Writer Bertrand Mandico
Editing Laure Saint-Marc, Georges Cragg
Cinematography Pascale Granel

Screenings

Filmcasino
Mo,27.09.▸20:00
Metro
Su,03.10.▸18:00