‘You Go to My Head’: Film Review

Published on Feb 14, 2020

‘You Go to My Head’: Film Review

Faint but discernible echoes of Hitchcock and Antonioni abound throughout “You Go to My Head,” a coolly affected yet ineffably captivating drama that builds interest and sustains tension by teasingly frustrating audience expectations at almost every turn. At first, it appears that director Dimitri de Clercq, along with co-scripters Pierre Bourdy and Rosemary Ricchio, have concocted the blueprint for a psychological thriller. Only gradually does it become clear that the filmmakers are more interested in charting a map of the human heart.

The narrative begins in a desolate stretch of the Sahara Desert, as a beautiful young woman (Delfine Bafort) extracts herself from a wrecked car and wanders, dazed and lost, across the sand. But these opening scenes are far less melodramatic than that description sounds. Indeed, it’s all too easy to be distracted by the artful frame compositions and color contrasts to fret too much about where this survivor is going,

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Joe Leydon