Saturday, December 23, 2006
One of my most memorable filmgoing experiences was seeing Leos Carax's Les Amants Du Pont-Neuf on the big screen when it was finally released in this country in the late 90's.
Infamously taking years to make it became the most expensive film ever made up to that point and it marked the last collaboration between Carax and Juliette Binoche, who solidified herself as the finest actress of her generation with this film.
It's an astonishingly alive film awashed with colors and some of the most breathtaking sequences ever shot.
Juliette is also an accomplished artist and these sketches were made while she was on location filming and were used to promote the film upon its original release in 1991. They are taken from the original Japanese pressbook which I was lucky enough to get several years back, the cover of which I have also included.