Directed by Arnaud Desplechin With Benicio del Toro, Mathieu Amalric, Gina McKee Not Rated, 144 minutes, DCP
A WWII vet plagued by excruciating headaches, dizzy spells, hearing loss and bizarre dreams, Jimmy Picard (Del Toro), a Native American Blackfoot, is labeled schizophrenic by a military hospital confused by his condition. Enter French anthropologist and Native American researcher Georges Devereux (Amalric), called in by the hospital to make sense of their baffling patient. Through increasingly vivid conversation, Picard and Devereux develop a compelling friendship as they embark on an exploration of Jimmy’s memories and dreams.
This screening is a part of the Tournées Festival. The Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of French Cultural Services, the CNC, the Franco-American Cultural Fund, the Florence Gould Foundation, Campus France USA and Highbrow Entertainment
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