Permanent Green Light

Dennis Cooper, Zac Farley

Acclaimed American writer Dennis Cooper is famous for his novels, poems and short stories full of violent, drug-fueled queer characters and explicit fantasies of sexual violence. Permanent Green Light, co-directed with visual artist Zac Farley, looks like a friendlier version of his literary universe but preserves its inner and subversive tension: a young French man wants to blow himself up in public, without any clear reason.

The film builds an idiosyncratic world of seemingly detached boys and abstract suburban areas. Cooper and Farley are more focused on their confused emotions than ideology, translating their death wish into quirky and sensual situations. It's a fascinating work on the beauty and danger of youth, and true to Copper's observation of filmmaker Robert Bresson used in his novel Try: "The thing that matters is not what actors show me but what they hide from me and, above all, what they do not suspect is in them."

Screenings

  • Doelen Willem Burger Zaal
    English subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 7
    English subtitles
    Sun 28 Jan Buy
  • Kino 3
    English subtitles
    Mon 29 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 4
    English subtitles
    Wed 31 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 6
    English subtitles
    Thu 1 Feb Buy
  • Cinerama 3
    English subtitles
    Fri 2 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Dennis Cooper, Zac Farley
Premiere
World premiere
Country
France
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
91’
Language
French
Producer
Nicolas Brevière
Production Company
Local Films
Sales
MPM Premium
Writer
Dennis Cooper, Zac Farley
Cinematography
Michaël Salerno
Editor
Avril Besson, Zac Farley, Dennis Cooper
Production Design
Frédérique Doublet, Frédéric Grandclerc, Emmanuelle Koenig
Sound Design
François Abdelnour, Michael Barre
Cast
Théo Cholbi, Benjamin Sulpice, Julien Fayeulle, Sylvain Delcoitre, Milo Ricquart