Daily Archives: March 1, 2001

Irma Vep

Olivier Assayas wrote and directed this dark, brittle French comedy (1996) about a film company remaking Louis Feuillade’s silent 1916 serial Les Vampires. This unexpected masterpiece was assembled so quickly that it has an improvisational feel and a surrealist capacity to access its own unconscioustraits it shares with Feuillade’s work. A once prestigious French director of the 60s (Jean-Pierre L… Read more »