Mad Romance: The Films of Leos Carax – BOY MEETS GIRL

Boy Meets Girl

Carax’s Nouvelle Vague-inspired first feature was hailed upon its release as the most impressive French debut since Jean-Luc Godard’s BREATHLESS. Alex (Denis Lavant) and Mireille (Mireille Perrier) wander the dark side of Paris until they fatefully meet, falling in love and failing in love despite their loneliness. Alternately expressionistic and hauntingly surreal, this droll, moody film of romantic pessimism features beautiful black-and-white cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier and a soundtrack featuring songs by David Bowie, The Dead Kennedys, and Serge Gainsbourg. “Meteoric…. Ecstatic cinema and ecstatic living join together in a pressurized promise of glory and misery.” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker. (100 mins.)

BOY MEETS GIRL screens Friday, May 23 at 6:45pm, Saturday, May 24 at 8:45pm, and Sunday, May 25 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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