Cold Water: Assayas Film Restored

Cold Water, directed by Olivier Assayas, has been stunningly restored.
The new version will play at the IFC Center in New York on April 27, 2018, and at the Laemmle Royal Theater in Los Angeles on May 18, followed by a nationwide rollout.
The tale follows two teenagers (Virginie Ledoyen and Cyprien Fouquet) as they wander Parisian suburbs shoplifting records and clashing with authority, reflecting the tumultuous years after May ’68.
A personal tribute to rock and roll, teen love, and the impermanence of youth, and including one of the screen’s greatest party sequences, this semi-autobiographical portrait of youth in revolt drew from Assayas’s own experiences and features an iconic soundtrack by the likes of Nico, Bob Dylan, and Janis Joplin.
About Assayas
Assayas, the acclaimed French director, began his career as a painter and then a television writer. He began making films after pursuing his passion for cinema as member of the editorial staff of Cahiers du Cinema from 1980-1985.
Assayas’s interest in globalizing culture, technology and the place of art and artistic expression are consistent themes in his complex and varied body of work.
He has worked with some of the most accomplished actors of his time; Juliette Binoche, Maggie Cheung, Kristen Stewart, Jeanne Balibar, Virginie Ledoyen and Charles Berling.
His mini-series CARLOS earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Mini-Series, and his film SUMMER HOURS was named one of the “Best Films of the 21st Century (so far)”, by the New York Times. He won the Best Director prize at Cannes in 2016 for PERSONAL SHOPPER, the second of his collaborations with Kristen Stewart.
His first was CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA which also starred Juliette Binoche and won Stewart several awards, including Best Actress from the New York Film Critics Circle.