Q&A with Bertrand Bonello on May 1

For his return to feature filmmaking after a five-year hiatus, Bonello recruited an all-star lineup—including Mathieu Amalric, Asia Argento, Léa Seydoux, and Michel Piccoli—and made this nutty, exhilarating symphony about an artistic community in revolt. Amalric plays a filmmaker who suffers a career crisis after a shoot gone wrong leaves him holed up in a coffin overnight, and Argento appears as the mysterious leader of the hedonist, revolutionary rural cult he joins as a means of escape. On War, from its treatise-like title down, is a fascinating detour: thus far, the closest that Bonello’s theater of cruelty has come to full-on farce.