The Wimbledon Stage


Time Out says

Leading French actor Amalric's second feature as director, which he adapted by him from a novel by Daniele del Giudice, sends his wife Balibar on an improvised search for the life of a writer, as recounted by friends and colleagues. The destination is Trieste, which is protrayed as provisional, ambiguous, meditative and 'other', like a mobile version of much contemporary photography, emphasising the quiet and transitional spaces. An unashamedly European picture of ideas and mood, it's a beautiful, open and enigmatic fable, and it's puzzling title finds an anchorage of sorts in the final London scenes, which significantly echoes Blow-Up in its use of absence as the often strongest form of presence.


Release details

80 mins

Cast and crew

Mathieu Amalric
Mathieu Amalric
Jeanne Balibar
Esther Gorintin
Anna Prucnal
Ariella Reggio
Peter Hudson