2014 / France / original title : METAMORPHOSES / 102’ / Color / status : completed / French / long feature-film / International catalogue
When Europe skips class to climb aboard an eight wheel truck with a magnetic young man named Jupiter, little does she know of the journey of initiation that lies ahead of her. Just off the side of the motorway lies a land inhabited by powerful gods who can transform humans into plants or animals in the blink of an eye. Jupiter, Bacchus, Orpheus: Europe watches, listens and plays in this confrontation of gods and mortals, grasping a greater sense of life and love with these sweet vengeful seducers.
“A pleasantly low-key literary adaptation with a lot of ideas beneath the shimmering surface… Honoré updates Ovid’s epic poem, though the gods still don’t seem to care much for clothes. in luxuriant widescreen… with lush tableaux of nature… a rich tapestry of interconnected narratives emerges… the binding element is the beautiful young Europa”