Thursday, February 09, 2017

Paris 2054: Renaissance

Paris 2054: Renaissance is a French noir science fiction film. A 2006 animated movie, it is directed by Christian Volckman with English voice talent that includes Ian Holm and Daniel Craig. This is interesting, very different visually in its stark blacks and whites.


The New York Times opens its review with this:
If the grim, dystopian world evoked by the French film “Renaissance” is a Gallic pastiche of “Blade Runner,” “Sin City,” “Minority Report” and “Gattaca,” the movie’s stark visual style is strikingly original. There are no grays, only jagged blacks and whites in a film that draws the worlds of animation and live action closer together with a variation on the techniques used by Richard Linklater in “Waking Life” and “A Scanner Darkly.”
The Guardian gives it 2 out of 5 stars and says, "stunning visuals are put to work in the service of a stultifying plot". The BBC gives it 3 out of 5 stars and says, " There's little in the content to match director Christian Volckman's dazzling visuals."

Moria calls it "fascinating" and says, "There is a dazzling architectural beauty to the film". Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 49% but a higher audience rating of 60%.


  1. This sounds like something I might enjoy, especially since I am a fan of Blade Runner and Minority Report.

    1. It just _looks_ so different. Such an interesting visual experience.