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La vie nouvelle

Philippe Grandrieux France, 2002

Andrei Herea's rating of the film A New Life

An indelible sensory experience. It is a cinematic trance of the highest order dealing with primal emotions, actions and the most basic 'object' - the body. Grandrieux proves himself time and time again to be an innovator of how films should be made and perceived. Reminiscent of Carax in a few scenes, the film is an altogether primal portrayal of man and his surroundings. Memorable beyond remark. Unforgettable.