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A FLAME IN MY HEART

A FLAME IN MY HEART

A FLAME IN MY HEART

1987 / 106min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ALAIN TANNER

CAST: MYRIAM MéZIèRES, BENOîT RéGENT, AZIZE KABOUCHE

Myriam Mézières, who would appear in several of Tanner’s films, here continues the director’s legacy of flawed, fascinating, feral women which runs from La Salamandre to Messidor. Mézières herself wrote the role of Mercedes, an actress whose odyssey of erotic obsession is captured in graphic detail on gritty black-and-white 16mm, a bracing back-to-basics production which showed that the by-then well-established Tanner wasn’t afraid to rip it up and start again.

A Flame in my Heart is screening as part of the series Alain Tanner. Click here for more info.