Juliette Binoche

Fabienne is a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter will quickly turn to confrontation: truths will be told, accounts settled, loves and resentments confessed.


A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.


The challenge for “Godzilla” director Gareth Edwards was to utilize the big studio budget to respect the tenets of the kaiju film, take the premise dead seriously, and create some actual awe-inspiring cinematic moments. Considering the limitations of the genre, I’d say he more than succeeded.


Cosmopolis falls squarely in the “experimental unadaptable mindfuck” category of Crash (based on the J.G. Ballard book, not that abysmal Best Picture winner) and Naked Lunch (based on William S. Burroughs’ groundbreaking free-form novel).

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