Irish Film Institute -ATOMIC AGE


Director: Héléna Klotz

67 minutes, France, 2012

Update: we regret to inform that Director Héléna Klotz will no longer be able to attend this screening. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

We first meet Parisian hipsters Victor (Eliott Paquet) and Rainer (Dominik Wojcik) drinking on a train taking them to a night in one of the city’s hottest clubs. On their arrival, Victor quickly finds a girl to hit on, while Rainer spurns the advances of an androgynous guy. On leaving, Victor picks fights, and the two eventually drift to a secluded spot where they speak of their need for each other, which may or may not be sexual. Enigmatic and atmospheric, it’s a film of subtle moments in which careful lighting and discreet silences cast their spell.

Director’s Note: From the beautiful opening scene of  two young guys on a train we journey with them through their night out in Paris. Dreamy and highly charged!

Winner: FIPRESCI Prize, Berlin 2012

Screening as part of the First-Time Directors strand in the 2012 IFI French Film Festival.

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