Tag Archives: Élodie Bouchez

Yolande Zauberman – Clubbed to Death (Lola) (1996)

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A young woman visiting Paris, misses the last bus home, finds herself stranded on the outskirts of Paris. Entering a local club, she meets a troubled drug addict. Read More »

Serge Gainsbourg – Stan the Flasher (1990)

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The story of Stan, a misunderstood poet, who makes a living teaching English to schoolchildren while writing a screenplay on the side. Read More »

Erick Zonca – La vie rêvée des anges AKA The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)

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Elodie Bouchez and Natacha Regnier both won “Best Actress” honors at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival in this naturalistic drama about two women alienated from mainstream society. After a trio of short films, this is the feature directorial debut of 41-year-old French filmmaker Erick Zonca. With opening scenes reminiscent of Agnes Varda’s Vagabond (1985), optimistic hobo Isa (Bouchez), with her life in her backpack, has a gritty existence on the road, going from one town to another through northern France, working factory jobs and selling cards. After she loses a garment-factory job, her withdrawn, near-catatonic co-worker Marie (Regnier) lets Isa share space in her Lille living quarters — an apartment actually belonging to a hospitalized mother and daughter. Read More »