Irma Vep

Irma Vep

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A Chinese actress, in France to star in a remake of Les Vampires, finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set in this 1996 film from award-winning filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Clouds of Sils Maria).

1996Rating: NR99 minsFranceDacia Films, Canal+
ComedyDrama

Irma Vep | Reviews

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Time Out

Time Out

A delightfully nonchalant movie, complete with some nice satirical barbs aimed at contemporary French film culture, and fine performances throughout.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A film of such spontaneity, freshness and breezy chaos that you feel as if it were assembled from happy accidents and inspired, seat-of- the-pants improvisation.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

As effortless as a shrug and boasts a film buff's dream cast.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Scripted in ten days and shot in less than a month, the film unravels like a delirious piece of automatic writing...

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Cheung, slinking around the corridors of her hotel in her sheath of shiny black latex to the dissonant chords of Sonic Youth, is an instant icon of everything cool.

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Salon

Salon

It's a languorous love ballad, and a daring one, about the way moving pictures move, the way they hold light, the way they steal from us when we're not looking.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

A funny and fascinatingly open-ended look at the state of the art, Irma Vep is well worth a look.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Ultimately, Irma Vep doesn't quite have the courage of its convictions, but still provides plenty of scathing satire on the state of French cinema.

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