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A woman who is unfairly institutionalized at Paris asylum plots to escape with the help of one of its nurses. Based on the novel 'Le bal des folles' by Victoria Mas.
Digital Screening #10
This film features a handful of outstanding performances, and Melanie Laurent delivers in front of and behind the camera. There are still a few elements about the direction that come across as shaky, specifically the implementation of melodrama, but the overarching style works well. The story itself is fascinating, but there is something about the focus here that occasionally feels off. Instead of going beyond the brutal nature of what happens within these walls,…