I discovered Mexican director Arturo Ripstein’s work at the La Rochelle Festival in 1993. It’s like someone had put Fassbinder and Bunuel (for whom Ripstein was an assistant) in a mixer and had added a pinch of Haneke. In The Castle of Purity, a family man sequestrates his wife and children. He wants to protect them from the world's dangers and temptations, that himself finds hard to resist. His son is called Future, his daughters Utopia and Volition. Quite a program.
15/09 • 19h15 • Screen 300
Screening presented by Dominik Moll