Philippe Grandrieux

France 150 min min Fiction


We enter the film like into a dream. Paris. Lenz looks for Madeleine who has mysteriously disappeared.
He encounters Hélène, a young woman bewitched by her self-destructive impulses. A crazy love develops between them.
Louis and Léna, devoured by their jealousy, lead Lenz to follow, against his better wishes, Hélène into the subterranean world of a dark sexual exploitation network. Although lost, lost from the first, love is what saves us. *Catalan première

Festivals and Awards
Rotterdam, Berlin


Philippe Grandrieux

Grandrieux’s work covers several areas of kinetic visual arts: feature film, experimental television (winning the 1983 Grand Prix of the Société civile des auteurs multimédia for Juste une image and the Award of the Association française des critiques de télévision that same year for Pleine lune), video art, documentary, museum and gallery installations. His uncompromised vision leads him to push the boundaries of whatever field he is working in: the result is an ever inventive, truly radical cinema.

Filmography: Malgré la nuit (2015), Un lac (2008), La vie nouvelle (2002), Sombre (1998)

Philippe Grandrieux

Film information

Director: Philippe Grandrieux
Script: Philippe Grandrieux, Bertrand Schefer, Rebecca Zlotowski, John Henry Butterworth
Contact: Films Boutique
With: Kristian Marr, Ariane Labed, Roxane Mesquida, Paul Hamy, Johan Leysen
Country: France
Year: 2016
Format: DCP
Length: 150 min min
Language: French
Subtitles: Spanish, Catalan, English
Edition: 2017