La Vocation suspendue (The Suspended Vocation), 1978, Raúl Ruiz

La Vocation suspendue (The Suspended Vocation)

Regie: Raúl Ruiz; Drehbuch: Raúl Ruiz, Pierre Klossowski nach Klossowskis Roman; Kamera: Maurice Perrimond, Sacha Vierny; Schnitt: Valeria Sarmiento; Musik: Jorge Arriagada; Darsteller*innen: Didier Flamand, Pascal Bonitzer, Gabriel Gascon, Édith Scob. FR, 1978, DCP (von 16mm), Farbe und sw, 95 min. Französisch mit engl. UT
With friendly contacts to the film aficionados of the "Cahiers du Cinema," Ruiz had arrived professionally in Paris. In addition to Cahiers editor Pascal Bonitzer in a leading role, other authors from the magazine act in this film adaptation of Pierre Klossowski's autobiographical, highly enigmatic debut novel, which Ruiz discovered by chance in a bookstore. The script, written together with Klossowski, about a Dominican monk who is struggling with more than just skepticism intertwines various levels of time and fiction in a manner that is as agile as it is opaque. Sacha Vierny's camera is also fantastically elegant in the first of his collaborations with Ruiz. (S.H.)
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