2017 Blind Spots: Contempt

Writer Paul Javal (Michel Piccoli) is hired by American film producer Jeremy Prokosch (Jack Palance) to re-work a script for a screen adaptation of The Odyssey, which is to be directed by the legendary Fritz Lang. But as Paul becomes more engrossed in writing the screenplay, his wife Camille (Brigitte Bardot) begins to resent him, as…

2017 Blind Spots: Red Desert

Set amid an industrial area in Ravenna, Italy, a woman named Giuliana (Monica Vitti) finds herself losing her grip on reality as life around her seems to progress without her. Trying to conceal her anxieties from her successful yet neglectful husband, she finds some solace in his business associate, Corrado Zeller (Richard Harris), but their relationship does…

2017 Blind Spots: Paris, Texas

Travis Henderson (Harry Dean Stanton), an aimless drifter, wanders out of the desert after a mysterious four-year absence. After his brother, Walt (Dean Stockwell), finds him in southern Texas, he brings Travis back home with him to Los Angeles to reunite with his young son Hunter (Hunter Carson). After reconnecting with his son, Travis sets out…

2017 Blind Spots: Life of Brian

Ever since the day he was born, Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman) has found himself being mistaken for the Messiah. He was born on the original Christmas, and in the stable right next door to Jesus. Resenting the continued Roman occupation of Judea, Brian joins a political resistance movement. While the movement isn’t effective, he manages to become a…

2017 Blind Spots: Umberto D.

Umberto Domenico Ferrari (Carlo Battisti), an elderly man in Rome, is struggling to maintain a decent standard of living on his dwindling pension. He’s behind on his rent, and his landlady is threatening eviction if he doesn’t pay what he owes at the end of the month. Unable to get the money in time and feeling ill,…

2017 Blind Spots: Au revoir les enfants

In the winter of 1944 in Nazi-occupied France, Julien Quentin (Gaspard Manesse) returns to his Catholic boarding school following the holiday vacation. Upon his arrival, he meets the school’s newest student, Jean Bonnet (Raphaël Fejtö), who is treated as an outsider by his classmates due to his reserved nature. Though there’s initially some friction between the…