Genealogies of a Crime

Généalogies d'un crime

Tuesday, April 11
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Raúl Ruiz, 1997, France, Portugal , 103 min, DCP, color
With Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Melvil Poupaud, Bernadette Lafont
In French with English subtitles

Winner Outstanding Artistic Contribution, 1997 Berlin International Film Festival
1998 International Film Festival Rotterdam

Solange is an attorney (Catherine Deneuve) that loses impossible cases and decides to defend a young man, René (Melvil Poupaud) on trial for killing his aunt. René’s aunt was a psychiatrist who raised him to study possible homicidal tendencies.

Directed by Raúl Ruiz, the film won the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.