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The Co(te)lette Film is a cinematic adaptation by Academy Award nominated director Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas, Stormy Monday) of the award winning dance production, Co(te)lette, by Flemish/Dutch choreographer Ann Van den Broek. Both the original stage and film productions were performed by dancers of Van den Broek's company, WArd/waRD.
Three women are shown in a rather intimate atmosphere, in a chicken-and-egg situation between desire and satisfaction. There is no confrontation, nor rivalry. No story-telling, no solution and no ending. They grapple with the meaning and physical translation of beauty and perishability, rawness and fragility. The dancers are slaves of their own desires while trying to get in control of them. Strikingly technically competent, the dancers are not afraid to give into the brutality and emotional component of their performance. Said Figgis, "My belief is that the basic structure, the ideas inherent in the piece are very strong and will benefit hugely by transferring to a film genre. Co(te)lette is a remarkable piece of work and it is important that it is recorded."