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Mrs. Hyde

June 27, 2018

Mrs. Hyde

(Dir. Serge Bozon, 2017)

Exclusive Los Angeles theatrical presentation.
Co-presented by MUBI!


7:30 PM


8:00 PM


Downtown Independent
251 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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The grand dame of the international art cinema, Isabelle Huppert, plays a  double role in French auteur Serge Bozon’s rich, strange comic  thriller, a very free reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson set in the  Paris suburbs, with La Huppert as a physics professor bullied by  students and colleagues, her routine of professional degradation  interrupted when, after being struck by lightning, she acquires a  powerful second persona that strikes fear into students and her  stay-at-home husband. A deadpan, atmospheric triumph from Bozon (Tip Top, La France), one of the most original talents in contemporary French cinema. (Cartilage Films)

A bracingly odd paean to pedagogy... Mrs. Hyde upends categories while astutely calling attention to the country’s racism.

- Melissa Anderson, 4Columns

A  wild science-fiction comedy, complete with simple but spectacular  special effects... With his antics, Bozon offers a philosophical vision,  presenting a model of authentic progress that’s also a model of  authentic regression.

- Richard Brody, The New Yorker

[A] frequently  insightful movie riddled with amusing asides and enigmatic  developments... Huppert doesn’t undergo a radical transformation.  Instead, she subtly finds herself at war with her inner confidence, and  it’s often hard to tell which side has the upper hand.

- Eric Kohn, Indiewire

Mrs. Hyde is,  among other things, a comedy of enlightenment––literal enlightenment,  if the gold sparks coursing through Géquil’s body are any indication.  Perhaps its greatest lesson isn’t within the movie, but rather the fact  of it: rather than revise a stale genre, burn it anew.

- K. Austin Collins, Vanity Fair

In  addition to often being quite funny, Serge Bozon’s fifth feature and  second consecutive Isabelle Huppert vehicle is an exemplary film about  pedagogy, perhaps one of the great ones about intuition, and also one of  the strangest screen interpretations of Robert Louis Stevenson’s  seminal 1886 science-fiction/horror tale.

- Blake Williams, Cinema Scope

(Available to download after screening date)

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