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Ainsi Soit-il

Ainsi Soit-il

Ainsi Soit-il

2000 / 80min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: GéRARD BLAIN

CAST: PAUL BLAIN, SYLVIE OLIVIER, MICHEL SUBOR

Completed the year before Blain’s death from cancer, the director’s final work is both an impassioned screed against a corrupt modern society and an ode to the unbreakable bonds of family. Blain’s son Paul stars as Regis Vasseur, a grief-stricken young man whose father Georges, the legal director of an engineering firm, has been mysteriously murdered, and who sets his sights on vengeance when a document seems to link Georges’ death to the corporate malfeasance. “Has a genuine power and spirituality… The scenes of mutual family warmth [have a] wordless simplicity and grace… Blain has a natural eye for figure composition that’s almost Renaissance in its groupings”—Derek Elley, Variety

Screening as a part of our Gérard Blain series.