Scrumptious nostalgia like twilight, creeping menace like mud water. These two elements intensify, with silence, in thorough austerity. Then, it transforms into the primordial terror of the life through an innosent boy's eyes and Pascal Cervo's eccentricity. Although I'm sured dir. Achard's next feature "Dernière Séance" is a miserable fiasco, in this film, his minimalistic style of insanity blooms ominously as hell.
Film français sorti en 2006, 2 fois récompensé. Le Dernier des fous, réalisé par Laurent Achard, d'après le roman de Timothy Findley, valut à son réalisateur le prix de la mise en scène au Festival de Locarno 2006 et le Prix Jean Vigo. Avec Anny COrdy.
35mm, rewatched. Already in his previous short was established the ambience and territoriality to which this film gives present body, also centered on the figure of a teenager, this time with a face that incorporates the traces of an entire inheritance that could be called "torment" - as in a Whale or a Browning. "Théâtre des matières" and cinema of atmospheres, this film is very unusual in contemporary cinema.