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The Double Steps (2012)





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In this visually striking fantasy, inspired by legendary French painter and writer François Augiéras, a soldier-who believes he is Augiéras-searches for a series of spiritual murals made by the painter in an abandoned bunker. The renowned Spanish painter and ceramicist Miquel Barcelo (playing himself), whose recent work is inspired by Augiéras, soon joins in the search as well. The film's numerous doublings, conundrums, and sexual innuendos reflect Augiéras's innovative art and troubled life. -- (C) MoMA


Critic Reviews for The Double Steps

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Sweet stuff.

Full Review… | October 1, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

[Mr. Lacuesta is] so committed to non-transparency as a principle that he locks you out.

October 1, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

One can't help but sense that underneath the complicated art-house game-playing of Isaki Lacuesta's The Double Steps resides a theme that's sentimental and old-hat.

Full Review… | October 1, 2012
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Double Steps


The synopsis: "The best way to escape from your pursuers without leaving any traces behind you is to walk backwards over your own footprints. This is what French artist and author François Augiéras believed as he painted every inch of the walls of a military bunker in the desert and let it sink into the sand so that no-one would find it till the 21st Century." The movie is so intent on obscuring that it doesn't offer much that's comprehensible beyond what is laid out in the synopsis. The few moments of entertainment which can be gleaned are not worth the investment of even the 86 minute running time.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour

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