Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes (Water Drops on Burning Rocks) 2000 MA15+

6.00PM Fri 22 Jun 2018 (1hr 22mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

François Ozon adapted Water Drops on Burning Rocks from an unproduced play by Fassbinder exploring sexual dynamics across genders and ages. In 1970s Germany, Léopold (Bernard Giraudeau), a smug 50 year-old salesman, coaxes young student Franz (Malik Zidi) to come home with him instead of his fiancée Anna (Ludivine Sagnier). When Franz complies, Léopold seduces him and the two begin living together. When both Anna and a former lover of Léopold's (Anna Levine) show up at his house on the same day, it sparks a series of revelations that come to a tragic head. Using The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant as a blueprint, Ozon does not shy away from the theatricality of the source material, staging all the action inside Léopold's house to underline the claustrophobic atmosphere.

MA15+ | Medium level sex scene

CREDITS

35MM, 1.66:1, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 82 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH/GERMAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: FRANÇOIS OZON / SCRIPT: RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER, FRANÇOIS OZON / BASED ON THE PLAY 'TROPFEN AUF HEIßE STEINE' 1965-66 BY RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JEANNE LAPOIRIE / EDITORS: LAURENCE BAWEDIN, CLAUDINE BOUCHÉ / PRODUCTION DESIGNER: ARNAUD DE MOLERON / COSTUME DESIGNER: PASCALINE CHAVANNE / CAST: BERNARD GIRAUDEAU, MALIK ZIDI, LUDIVINE SAGNIER, ANNA LEVINE / PRODUCTION CO: FIDÉLITÉ PRODUCTIONS, PARIS / LES FILMS ALAIN SARDE, PARIS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: FIDÉLITÉ PRODUCTIONS