A chance encounter leads to an ever-deepening relationship between novelist Walter (Kampwirth) and his titular muse (Johne). Walter badly needs another hit and, feeling invigorated by the passionate affair, starts to write about life with Agnes. The film plays with interesting if familiar themes of reality bleeding into fiction based on a rather bookish adaptation. It has no trouble keeping you intrigued throughout, but doesn’t take things nearly far enough to risk some truly original/provocative/revealing find.
Agnes | Directed by Johannes Schmid (Belgium, Germany 2016) with Odine Johne, Stephan Kampwirth. Starts June 2.