The Blue Room

Friday, October 3 - Thursday, October 30, 2014

“If I were suddenly free, could you free yourself too?” pharmacist’s wife Esther (co-writer Stéphanie Cléau) asks married salesman Julien (Amalric, Cléau’s real-life partner) as their affair turns into something more menacing, taking the illicit lovers from the bedroom to the courtroom. Skipping freely back and forth through time, Amalric’s taut, hyper-stylized thriller (shot in a claustrophobic 1.33 aspect ratio) teasingly unravels the mysteries of a man ruined by desire. Based upon the novella by legendary crime author Georges Simenon.

Official selection: Cannes Film Festival


  • Country France
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 76 minutes
  • Director Mathieu Amalric