Absinthe plays homage to the beautiful black and white old Hollywood stories and shares actual quotes from legends including James Brown, Janis Joplin, Frida Khalo and Marilyn Monroe. This avant-garde film stars two of France’s most beloved actresses Oscar-nominee Marie-Christine Barrault and Cesar-nominee Brigitte Fossey, as well as American actor Larry Cech. The film was directed by Michelle Figlarz and produced by Larry Cech, Raul Torres and Monica Cooper.
Absinthe shares the story of Simon, a spiritually lost man, who struggles to live in the past or move forward with his dream of re-igniting his long buried artistic passions. This imaginative piece is shot in color and black & white and is influenced by the work of the famed 1930’s French photographer Brassaï, who was known as “The Eye of Paris”.
Larry Cech produced and starred in Absinthe. This talented actor’s previous credits include Washington Blvd., which screened at The Marche du Film at the 67th Festival du Cannes. Alongside Larry, stars Brigette Fossey (Cinema Paradiso) and Marie-Christine Barrault (Cousin Cousine). Also appearing in the film is Raul Torres (Wonderstruck).
Absinthe was the only short given permission to screen at The Marche du Film at the 70th Cannes Film Festival. The film screened at the DTLA Film Festival, in Los Angeles, and opened for the 25th Anniversary
Screening of Robert Altman’s The Player.

By Michael Dickinson

Michael is the VultureHound Film Editor.