France • 1h 46m
Directed by Christophe Honoré • Drama • With Amira Akili, Sébastian Hirel, Mélodie Richard, Damien Chapelle, George Babluani
• 2014 • 102 minutes
When Europa skips class and meets a magnetic young man named Jupiter, she embarks on an unexpected and magical journey. Traveling on board Jupiter’s eight-wheel truck, they arrive in a mythical land inhabited by powerful gods who can transform humans into plants or animals in the blink of an eye. Europa watches, listens, and plays in their immortal home, becoming acquainted with Jupiter’s friends, Bacchus and Orpheus. As the confrontation between seductive, yet vengeful gods and innocent mortals unfolds, Europa grasps a greater sense of life and love in this revelatory modern-day retelling of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
“A remarkably beautiful film.” —Film Comment
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