Georges finds Marguerite's stolen wallet. From this simple event ensues a richly complex, joyful and sublime story of the comings and goings of the human attempt to connect. Resnais is the master of cinematic adaptation, and his inventiveness and love of form never outweigh his dedication to his source material. Wild Grass is a narrative which is always undercutting expectations, and playfully surprising us right to the end.


Alain Resnais

France|Italy 2009 104m