L'Amour Braque + David Lynch's "Crazy Clown Time" (world premiere!)

Co-presented by the Polish Cultural Institute New York, BAMcinématek & Cinespia

Our screening kicks off with the WORLD PREMIERE of David Lynch’s new music video Crazy Clown Time!

“No plot synopsis could truly and adequately describe [this] kinetic, chaotic, violent and bloody, fiercely sexual, highly emotional, densely-packed and richly-filled cinema.” — Hans A., Quiet Cool

Summoning all the themes and shamanistic visual flourishes from across his entire career, then dousing himself with gasoline, lighting the flame, and jumping off the tightrope into the glorious realm below — but not before grabbing you by the face and taking you with him — Zulawski achieves the most acceleratory thrill ride of his (or any) lifetime with L’Amour Braque, a cinematic roundhouse into the fourth dimension that might qualify as the single most crazed motion picture in the history of the medium. Loosely based on Dostoevsky’s “The Idiot”(!), this speed-of-light gangster film finds a naive wanderer inadvertently sucked into a psyche-smashing vortex of drugs, ultraviolence (staged as if it were a Duran Duran video) and unending desire for Sophie Marceau’s blood-drenched femme fatale. Bursting with hyper-dialogue made purposely mischievous for even its original French audiences to navigate, this is the picture that Zulawski himself has called “epileptic”, yet it contains one of the most rigorously composed universes the director has ever unveiled — making it a true original amongst a landmark filmography already filled to overflowing with impossibly cool brain candy.
Dir. Andrzej Zulawski, 1985, 35mm, 101 min.

Director-approved English subtitle translation provided courtesy of Mondo Vision.

Watch an excerpt from “L’Amour Braque”!
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Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “L’Amour Braque”!