Sometime in the future in France (or perhaps in an alternate universe), a film wraps shooting, but the director Joy D’Amato (Elina Löwensohn)—who describes herself as the most hated filmmaker of her generation—isn’t ready to end the fiery affair with her leading lady Apocalypse (Pauline Jacquard), even if the feeling isn’t mutual. In the hopes of pushing off their last goodbye, Joy tells Apocalypse a series of lurid, surreal tales of lust, vulgarity, and obsession. From the visionary director of The Wild Boys, this neon-lit fantasy captures queer desire in its most absurd and hilarious form. Also starring Nathalie Richard (4 Days in France, Frameline41), Vimala Pons (Elle), Pauline Lorillard (The Wild Boys), and Lola Créton (Goodbye First Love), Apocalypse After premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
— JOE BOWMAN
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- Language: In French and English with English subtitles
- Premiere Status: Bay Area