Irma Vep

Fox Lorber Home Video; rental pricing
Feature; R
Director: Olivier Assayas
Cast: Maggie Cheung and Jean-Pierre Léaud

New Wave icon Léaud plays an over-the-hill auteur who enlists Hong Kong actress Cheung (playing herself) for a remake of the silent serial Les Vampires. This esoteric, self-reflexive film, however, never becomes egg-headed; Assayas balances wit with inventiveness for thought-provoking results.