|DIARY OF A SEDUCER|
|DIRECTION / SCREENPLAY: DANIELE DUBROUX|
|95 MIN. Color 1995 35mm/video French w/English subtitles|
|CAST: Chiara Mastroianni, Melvil Poupaud, Jean Pierre Leaud|
DIARY OF A SEDUCER is a philosophical comedy about seduction and romantic infatuation. Set in contemporary Paris, DIARY OF A SEDUCER follows the adventures of Claire Conte (Chiara Mastroianni) who becomes obsessed with a fellow student after he lends her a rare copy of Kierkegaard's early 19th century novel, "Diary of a Seducer." This book possesses an aphrodisiac power which renders its readers lovestruck with the lender of the book. Mixing genres and moods and defying audience expectations, the film is a constant suprise and ingenious delight. The director, Ms. Dubroux,was an editor of Cahiers du Cinema for almost ten years.
"Madly eccentric-delirious in fact."
"Shifts pace and tone as deftly as it handles
plot twists...the film, though, is less an exercise in joie de vivre
than an intellectual vivesection of infatuation."
SELECTED FILM FESTIVALS: Berlin Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival