Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci
Starring: Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green, Anna Chancellor, Robin Renucci
One of the most controversial and sexually frank movies of its decade, Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers (2003) is a classic example of a film that’s not for everyone. Fully earning its NC-17 rating, its themes are adult and its use of sex and nudity is pretty unflinching, and should be borne in mind. Its story concerns a movie-obsessed American student (Michael Pitt) in Paris who becomes involved with a pair of equally film-crazed French siblings (Eva Green and Louis Garrel). He moves in with them, becoming part of their world—and a possible means to them exploring their own feelings for each other. I’ve already reviewed this film twice, so check out those earlier writings: www.mountainx.com/movies/review/dreamers.php and www.mountainx.com/movies/review/dreamers.
The Asheville Film Society will screen The Dreamers Tuesday, April 19, at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther. Hanke is the director of the Asheville Film Society.