Boarding Gate

Director in Person
Screening on Film
$10 Special Event Tickets
Directed by Olivier Assayas.
With Asia Argento, Michael Madsen, Carl Ng.
France, 2007, 35mm, color, 106 min.
English, French and Cantonese with English subtitles.
Print source: Magnolia Pictures

In the vein of icy thriller demonlover, Boarding Gate is a mix of Hong Kong funk and Eurocool. "It" girl of the hipster set Asia Argento stars as a young woman working as a drug runner for her Hong Kong boyfriend (Ng), whose life gets even more complicated when her sleazy ex (Madsen) reappears. Bouncing between Paris and HK, the film reveals itself to be a deliberately feisty nose-thumbing at the new global marketplace (including, as Assayas notes, "the new order of film finance").

Boarding Gate introduction and post-screening discussion with Haden Guest and Olivier Assayas.

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