Lulu lives alone and works in a casino in Los Angeles’ Koreatown; her younger sister is going through a psychotic breakdown; and her mother wants to come stay in Lulu’s apartment. As Lulu tries to extricate herself from her family, she descends further into herself.
Surrealist objects set the stage and a menagerie of kindred animals curl and slither across it in Nina Menkes’s shadowy, monochrome fairytale. Numbed to loveless sex and pointless wars, Marina Shoif’s saturnine croupier abandons earthbound calls and levitates toward the ether for her liberation.
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States