Wild Grass  {Les herbes folles}

Wild Grass
Les herbes folles

France, 2009, 104 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Romance
Language: French English Sub-Titles

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35mm Presentation - A wallet lost and found opens the door—slightly—to romantic adventure in Wild Grass, an appealing, absurd comedy/drama directed by legendary French filmmaker Alain Resnais, fifty years after Hiroshima Mon Amour. After examining the ID of its owner, it is not a simple matter for Georges (André Dussollier, Micmacs, Tell No One) to turn in to the police the red wallet he has found. Nor can Marguerite (Sabine Azéma, La Bûche, Life and Nothing But) retrieve her wallet without being piqued with curiosity about the person who found it. Georges, who has always been fascinated with flying, is intrigued to see that she has a pilot’s license. What sort of woman is she? She phones to thank him, and he returns the call, as well as several letters, and soon has escalated the simple encounter to an extreme. Resnais uses a speculative light touch and a delightful candy-colored palette to create an effervescent flight of fancy, full of possibilities. Co-starring Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Devos.

DIRECTOR: Alain Resnais
Principal Cast: André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma, Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric
US Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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