Dark, character-driven tale told from three angles
FIRST PART OPENS NOVEMBER 14, CERT 15, 113 MINS
An ambitious undertaking from actor/director Lucas Belvaux, comprising three features that together form a complete, multi-dimensional picture. Although they can be viewed in any order, the way they’ll be appearing in cinemas tells the story best?crime thriller On The Run on November 14, marital comedy An Amazing Couple on November 28, and melodrama After Life on December 5.
The cycle rigorously explores narrative possibilities; characters in one film are supporting players in another, while scenes recur from different perspectives. Set in the city of Grenoble, the action centres on a tight ensemble of characters whose lives are affected by the escape from prison of anarcho-terrorist Bruno (Belvaux). The tense, terse On The Run focuses solely on Bruno; After Life has a similar force but is more emotional; and the sombre screwball of An Amazing Couple is less successful but remains crucial to the complete story. Compelling and unpredictable, this amply rewards six hours of your attention.