Directed by Leos Carax | Written by Leos Carax
US release date: August 8, 2014
Directed by Leos Carax
With Denis Lavant, Mireille Perrier and Carroll Brook
100 min, France, 1984
1.66 / Black & White

"Here we are still alone... It is all so slow, so heavy, so sad... Soon I will be old and it will at last be over."

Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend, Florence, has just left him for his best friend, Thomas. First break-up, first attempted murder: Alex tries to strangle Thomas, but gives up and wanders the streets. That evening, Mireille, a girl from provincial France who has come up to Paris to make commercials, is left by her boyfriend. Alex witnesses this separation. These two tormented souls run into each other at a party...

A lot of aspects of Boy Meets Girl no doubt come from the real life and fantasies of the young Leos Carax, aged 23 at the time the film was shot, from his attitude which was both disenchanted and full of hope in himself, in life, art, other people, and love. The dialogue gives a clear – but never simplistic – glimpse of the view of the world of a very young artist and of his partners as certain lines were written by the actors themselves.

Boy Meets Girl is a sincere work emanating from the turpitudes of young artists who were very representative of their era, the great disenchantment of the 1980s. Selffulfillment by political action was no longer the solution, the big community movements were falling apart, and we were seeing a renewal of individuals' internal oppositions and the barriers life put in their path.

This new restoration of Boy Meets Girl opens in US on Friday, August 8

- Opens in New York on August 8 at Film Forum,

Richard BrodyNew Yorker editor and film critic, will introduce Leos Carax’s BOY MEETS GIRL on Monday, August 11 at 7:30 at Film Forum. More information here.

- Opens in Los Angeles on August 15 at Cinefamily

US Distributor: Carlotta Film US

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