1980. France. Jean-Pierre Sentier. 96 min.
Sunday, February 12, 2006, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1980. France. Directed by Jean-Pierre Sentier. Screenplay by Sentier, Daniel Lathoux. With Maurice Bénichou, Michele Marquais, Jean Bolo. Unfolding in an industrial wonderland of rusted machinery and collaged coupons, this absurdist fairy tale centers on the delicate love between a nimble green thumb and the cloistered, kept woman of two factory owners. Full of recognizable detritus that has been repurposed for fanciful games, the film adheres to its own system of logic-one that is never fully explained but remains hauntingly intriguing. 96 min.