After Blue (Paradis sale)
Phantasmagorical science fiction
Bertrand Mandico, 2021, France
DCP, Color, French st English, 127’
Wednesday 20, 20:00, Paderewski
Friday 22, 15:00, Cinéma Bellevaux
On After Blue, a sanctuary planet for a mankind deprived of men, young Roxy frees bloodthirsty Kate Bush from a mortal trap, unknowing of the consequences of her actions. Condemned to exile, Roxy and her mother Zora are forced to cross hostile foreign lands in order to eliminate said criminal and find freedom.
In a mesmerizing clash of genres - western, science fiction and heroic fantasy come to mind -, Mandico propels us into a universe of unprecedented colours. A fine craftsman of decadent images, he delights in redefining visual codes with delicate creative madness, establishing After Blue (Paradis sale) as one of the most unique cinematographic experiences in recent years.