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Irma Vep Review

Sincerely one of the great topics any film can take for itself is the impenetrable articulation of ego on set. How a director can possibly hope to capture the ramifications of the off-stage problems and the dramatics that may plague a film’s production is itself an act of egotism. But to slate director Olivier Assayas as an egotist is a remarkable miss of the real point at heart for his feature Irma Vep. It is the personal touch Assayas adds to his feature here that marks it as a more natural, nuanced portrayal of the spinning plates of any star or director. The behind-the-scenes bureaucracy and paperwork captured with such accepted disgust for it all.

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