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Cold Water

Cold Water

Cold Water

1994 / 92min / DCP

DIRECTOR: OLIVIER ASSAYAS

CAST: VIRGINIE LEDOYEN

Assayas revisits the scene of his own teen years, the early ‘70s, in a film à clef that exemplifies all of the anguish and exhilaration of youth, centering on a couple (Judith Godreche and Cyprien Fouquet) who escape the stifling expectations of their families in rock n’ roll, rebellion, and heedless hedonism. The last-named item is exemplified in the film’s stunning centerpiece scene, a rollicking, bottle-passing party at an abandoned house in the woods shot with a camera that bobs and weaves through the festivities like a restless guest, capturing bits of offhand poetry as the kids pass around bottles and joints.