Boy Meets Girl

At long last, Leos Carax’s debut film, Boy Meets Girl, comes to Blu-ray. Originally premiered in International Critic’s Week in Cannes 1984, when the enfant terrible was just 24, it’s a reflexive meditation on doomed love and suicide, all shot in beautiful monochrome by the much-missed Jean-Yves Escoffier (who went on to shoot Harmony Korine’s Gummo and Gus Van Sant’s Good Will Hunting among others).

It stars Denis Lavant as Alex, an aspiring filmmaker, who wanders the moonlit streets of Paris attempting to get over a lost love and stumbles upon a suicidal young woman (played by Mireille Perrier) suffering a similar malaise. A poetic, little-seen gem that should not be missed.

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