About La Persistente

par Léo Soesanto

According to its director Camille Lugan, La Persistente, was born from a memory of her first motorcycle ride, both “terrifying and exhilarating” as the bike proved swifter than expected. The film dilates that feeling into an intoxicating desire for panoramic shots and fantasy – partly, but not only, because it was shot high up in the mountains - and John Carpenter’s Christine western archetype of the stranger, freshly arrived in town on his sexy and bewitched bike. Her magic realism provides a perfect blend of blood and petrol, of bodies and chromium...

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