over 5 years
Like a Leos Carax film with training wheels. That's not a bad thing!
Honestly can't remember anything other than I was bored.
Diva is a 1981 film directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix, adapted from a novel of the same name by Daniel Odier (under the pseudonym Delacorta). It is one of the first French films to let go of the realist, harsh mood of 1970s French cinema and return to a colourful, melodic style, called cinema du look. The film made a muted debut in France in 1981 with 2,281,569 admissions, but had success in the United States the next year grossing $2,678,103. The film became a cult classic and was internationally acclaimed.
Jules, a young postman, is obsessed with Cynthia Hawkins, a beautiful and celebrated opera singer who has never consented to have her performances recorded. He attends her performance, secretly and illegally records it, and steals a gown from her dressing room.
Unknowingly, Jules also comes into possession of another important tape: the testimony of a prostitute, exposing Saporta, a high-ranking policeman, as the boss of various rackets. The prostitute drops the recording in the...