Genealogies of a Crime
Solange (Catherine Deneuve), a notoriously unsuccessful lawyer, finds herself defending a young man charged with murdering Jeanne (also Deneuve), a famous psychoanalyst.
Delving into Jeanne's journals, Solange becomes lost in the intertwining stories and perspectives surrounding the murder. Full of probing formal and dramatic experiments, this constantly shifting and digressive murder mystery is also an audacious and satirical deconstruction of film noir, and a philosophically playful affront to the driving forces of conventional narrative, character and plot that prevail in classical Hollywood cinema.
With Michel Piccoli and Bernadette Lafont.