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Irma Vep

Irma Vep

Irma Vep

1996 / 99min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: OLIVIER ASSAYAS

CAST: MAGGIE CHEUNG, JEAN-PIERRE LéAUD, NATHALIE RICHARD

Maggie Cheung in the role she was literally born to play: Maggie Cheung. The Hong Kong actress is imported to star in a remake of Louis Feuillade’s Les vampires directed by a New Wave has-been (Jean-Pierre Léaud), but then finds herself submerged in a strange world of flirty lesbians, bourgeois ex-radicals, Luc Besson admirers, and all-night raves, all while becoming oddly in thrall to her form-fitting S/M catsuit, which lures her out onto the rooftops of Paris.

Screening preced by
MAN YUK: A PORTRAIT OF MAGGIE CHEUNG
1997 / 4 mins / Digital
Director: Olivier Assayas