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Irma Vep

Opens on September 20

Director: Olivier Assayas Run Time: 99 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1996 Language: French with English subtitles

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Maggie Cheung

Maggie Cheung’s Birthday Double Feature!

Olivier Assayas’s live-wire international breakthrough stars a magnetic Maggie Cheung as a version of herself: a Hong Kong action movie star who arrives in Paris to play the latex-clad lead in a remake of Louis Feuillade’s classic 1915 crime serial Les vampires. What she finds is a behind-the-scenes tangle of barely controlled chaos and an obsessive director (Léaud) driving himself to the brink to realize his vision. – Janus Films

“Irma Vep’s director, Olivier Assayas, evinces a love of the process that’s nearly as palpable as Truffaut’s.” – David Edelstein, Slate

“It’s a languorous love ballad, and a daring one, about the way moving pictures move, the way they hold light, the way they steal from us when we’re not looking.” – Stephanie Zacharek,

Double Feature with DAYS OF BEING WILD


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