New Old
Directors: Pierre Clémenti - 1979 - France
63min - French - Sub: - Legal Age: 16


Other days, other ways. “New Old” appears to be a darker version of “Visa de censure n°X”. From a police-controlled Paris to Andy Warhol’s New York, passing from Berlin to more or less exotic latitudes, “New Old” feels like a journal written on impulse, mixing political, artistic, and family-related themes. Compiled in a fantastic visual kaleidoscope, full of rock’n’roll scents and borderline esoteric encounters, the footage is edited in the style of a photo album: with passion, emotion, nostalgia and regrets. With excerpts from “Metropolis”, Klaus Kinski, and Maurice Béjart, these scenes of rebellion and love crisscross and sweep away idealistic illusions, giving way to a much more dramatic, and even nerve-wracking atmosphere. (JB)