L'eau froide (Cold Water) 1994 Ages 18+

8.20PM Wed 17 Oct 2018 (1hr 35mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

'Cold Water is one of the great missing films, a nearly unknown tour de force by Olivier Assayas. If it had ever been properly released, it would certainly be considered one of Olivier’s masterpieces.’ — Janus Films President, Peter Becker

Drawing on his own adolescence, in 1994 Assayas created a deeply affecting, textured and visually compelling coming-of-age drama that takes in themes of alienation, destruction and identity. Gilles (Cyprien Fouquet) and Christine (Virginie Ledoyen) effortlessly hold our attention as two desperate teenager lovers whose rebellions against family and society threaten to tear them apart. With rich, expressionistic 16mm cinematography by Denis Lenoir, Cold Water is an entrancing overlooked masterpiece. In its depiction of lost French youth, it is visceral, haunting and tantalising.

CREDITS

92 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: OLIVIER ASSAYAS / PRODUCERS: GEORGES BENAYOUN, PAUL ROZENBERG / CAST: VIRGINIE LEDOYEN, CYPRIEN FOUQUET, JACKIE BERROYER / RIGHTS: ORANGE STUDIO / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP