Boy Meets Girl
DIRECTOR: LéOS CARAX
CAST: DENIS LAVANT, MIREILLE PERRIER, CARROLL BROOKS
Paris by night has never looked so bleak and so beautiful as it does in Carax’s hailed black-and-white debut, a punked-out amour fou tale following the rocky romance between Denis Lavant’s Alex and Mireille Perrier’s Mireille, a model with a death wish, whom he becomes transfixed with after hearing her voice over an intercom. Steeped in the stark atmospherics of silent cinema while absolutely contemporary to its day, this work from a 22-year-old prodigy practically vibrates with the savage spirit of youth, as potent and promising a first film as was ever made.