Screening of Irma Vep at The Projector

Directed by Olivier Assayas, this film will be shown at The Projector for three screenings on 15, 23, and 28 January!


Irma Vep

By Olivier Assayas

Cast: Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Richard, Antoine Basler

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Rating: M18 (Nudity)

In French with English subtitles


Olivier Assayas’s live-wire 1996 international breakthrough stars a magnetic Maggie Cheung as a version of herself: a Hong Kong action movie star who arrives in Paris to play the latex-clad lead in a remake of Louis Feuillade’s classic 1915 crime serial Les vampires. What she finds is a behind-the-scenes tangle of barely controlled chaos as egos clash, romantic attractions simmer, and an obsessive director (a cannily cast Jean-Pierre Léaud) drives himself to the brink to realize his vision. Blending blasts of silent cinema, martial arts flicks, and the music of Sonic Youth and Ali Farka Touré into a hallucinatory swirl of postmodern cool, Assayas composes a witty reflection on the nineties French film industry and the eternal tension between art and commercial entertainment.

Limited screenings only!

Dates: Sunday 15 January, Monday 23 January and Saturday 28 January

Venue: The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Tower, #05-00, Singapore 199589

Get your tickets here.