The Wind Of The Night

  |  Book Tickets: 01/01/1999
  |  Watch Now: 13/10/2010
  |  95 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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A wayward young man (Xavier Beauvois) finds himself involved with two mysterious people of a previous generation. After an affair with Hélène (Catherine Deneuve), a married bourgeois who falls for the young student, the young man tries to escape her obsessions by setting out on a road trip with Serge (Daniel Duval), a taciturn, scared relic of the revolutionary generation of ’68. Criminally underseen in the U.S., this existential road movie by director Philippe Garrel (Regular Lovers) aches with the pain and passion of fragmented, personal memories. Shot in lunar color by Caroline Champetier (who has worked with Godard, Rivette, Straub/Huillet, and Desplechin), Le vent de la nuit is a spare work about the very personal weight of the past, the gulf lying between generations, and of the deep, mysterious undercurrents of loneliness, and human need.