A FLAME IN MY HEART
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.