Evoking references as diverse as John Hughes, Luis Buñuel, and Peter Greenaway, this titillating drama follows a beautiful couple and their transgender maid as they host an intimate party for an exclusive group of friends playing archetypal characters. Each guest has a moment in the spotlight. Set in a fabulous mansion with a score by French electronic band M38 pulsating throughout, the mood swings from pathos to humor, camp to confessional. Following its premiere in the Director’s Fortnight at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, You and the Night has intrigued audiences at festivals around the world.
“Indications suggest Gonzalez may be the next Pedro Almodóvar or François Ozon (a budding Greg Araki, at least), heralding the arrival of a new gay-cinema darling amid his cast of pretty young things.” —Variety
Preceded by The Golden Calf and:
The Dark, Krystle
Directed by Michael Robinson
(2013; USA; 10 min.)
"Utilizing material from the long running soap opera Dynasty, the filmmaker filters the program’s longstanding catfights between Krystle (Linda Evans) and Alexis (Joan Crawford) through their infinitely repeated gestures, ultimately creating the premise of being trapped in a place with no hope of escape. Robinson’s ability to craft startling contemporary works from cast off remnants of relatively recent popular culture has cemented his status as one of the most important voices of 21st-century experimental cinema." —Film Journal International