Irma Vep (1996) | Olivier Assayas Retrospective

"Irma Vep" (Olivier Assayas, 1996, 97 min, France, French w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP)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". Blending blasts of silent cinema, martial arts flicks, and the music of Sonic Youth into a hallucinatory swirl of postmodern cool, Assayas composes a witty reflection on the eternal tension between art and commercial entertainment.

  • 2020 Campus Dr
  • Durham, North Carolina 27708
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
  • Location:
    Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
  • Admission:
    Free and Open to the Public
  • Contact:
    Hank Okazaki
  • hokazak@duke.edu
  • 919-660-031
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