Released in 1940, Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” is a film often remembered by its final moments – and for good reason.
The message from French writer and director Céline Sciamma is clear: This is a story about women and how they love and how they fight and the friendships they make, and refreshing in part because it is all too rare.
This bizarre little animated film speeds full throttle, building momentum the entire time until the insanity of the third act – making up, for the most part, for some equally cartoonish gender tropes.
It wouldn’t be far-fetched to say Louis C.K. has changed comedy – in part by building his character with a true sadness.
Late nights and absurdist films await at the Brattle Theatre for the 17th annual Boston Underground Film Festival, which began Wednesday and runs through Sunday.