On a Scottish island, a depressive police investigates the disappearance of a girl. The mournful mother is responsible for the disappearance of the inhabitants of the island.
The most recent film in our Bertrand Mandico retrospective, Depressive Cop captures, in cool low-contrast black-and-white film stock, and in pathetic fallacy, the strange psychology of the wild Scottish island on which it is set. Perplexing and stylish, albeit gruesomely so.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria