Water Drops On Burning Rocks (2000)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  

Original title:  Gouttes D’Eau Sur Pierres Brulantes

France2000.  , , , .  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, based on the play Tropfen Auf Heisse Steine by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , , , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

Bizarre film version of Rainer Werner’s Fassbinder’s equally bizarre play, directed by one of France’s most prolific (and hard working) directors, Francois Ozon.  An older gent brings home a young teenager and starts up a long-lasting love affair with him. Things gets complicated by the arrival of the boy’s girlfriend () and the father figure’s previous boyfriend who has now had a sex change operation and is a woman ().  The beautiful and exceptionally talented Levine is the film’s best element, and her moments of reflection are the most poignant. Otherwise it’s recommended for fans of the director only.

Berlin Film Festival:  In Competition

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