Stephanie Buttle

  • Chantal Akerman – Un divan à New York AKA A Couch in New York (1996)

    A burlesque comedy made on a large(ish) budget by the mistress of small and often serious independent films.

    A temporary apartment swap between a man in New York and a girl in Paris leads to hilarious developments. Henry (William Hurt) is a rich psychiatrist in his forties with a fantastic apartment in New York City. After his relationship breaks up he feels the need to come to himself. He puts an ad in the Paris edition of The Herald Tribune, in which he offers to swap his flat. The young dancer Beatrice (a role in which Juliette Binoche proves her great comic talent) pores over the The Herald every day to improve her English and sees Henry’s ad. Read More »

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