Pola X

Directed by Leos Carax

The director of LES AMANTS DU PONT NEUF returns with an even more audacious display of cinematic fireworks, set to a soundtrack by Scott Walker. Based on Herman Melville¹s novel Pierre; or The Ambiguities, POLA X follows the fortunes of a young novelist from an upper class family. Pierre enjoys an unusually close relationship with his beautiful mother and is happily engaged to a wealthy young woman. But a not so chance encounter with a beautiful, haunted refugee shocks him into an abandonment of privilege in favour of the life of a struggling artist.

134 minutes

Country of origin:
France, Germany, Japan and Switzerland

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