John Waters’s favorite movie of 2010 tracks the evolution of the unusually close relationship between an alcoholic mathematician (Béatrice Dalle) and her gay teenage nephew (Isaïe Sultan). Their friendship is an homage to that of Albert Einstein and Kurt Gödel, but with more white wine and visits to a shadowy discotheque. Domaine searches for the boundary between order and chaos with a formal simplicity and stylistic deliberateness, and, per Waters, “lots of walks! So many walks you’ll be left breathless by the sheer elegance of this astonishing little workout.”

  • Directed By Patric Chiha
  • 2009
  • France/Austria
  • 110 minutes