If there is a weird Canadian film of 2018, LE GRANDE NOIRCEUR must surely be the one. Writer/director Maxine Giroux’s last film was Félix et Meira — which won the Best Canadian Feature at TIFF in 2014, but the two films are worlds apart. LE GRANDE NOIRCEUR makes no sense at all, in setting, theme, structure, but it is this weirdness that makes Giroux’s film so fascinating. And frustrating. The film feels like a Kafka horror movie.
The setting could be the dystopian future, or during the World…
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