New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

October 9, 1998 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(French, 1996, 97 minutes, color, 35 mm)
Directed by Olivier Assayas
Starring Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Antoine Basler
In French and English with English subtitles

Hong Kong action-movie superstar Maggie Cheung plays herself in a comic film about making films. She is flown to Paris post-haste to play a sexy sneak-thief in a French vampire flick. Unbeknownst to her, the crew is collectively going mad because of a rushed production schedule, various personality clashes, petty jealousies, and oversized egos. Maggie's bewilderment is enhanced by the fact that she knows not one word of French. Leaud performs a brilliant parady of his own erstwhile director, Francois Truffaut.