Creatively and meticulously choreographed by Elisabeth Vogler, this 24-actor tour de force was made with only 16 crew members in 6 takes. Roaring 20's allows the audience to accompany everyday people as they cross each other throughout their day, much as we frequently cross with strangers whom we never meet. But in this refreshing addition to contemporary French cinema, the audience gets to meet them all, and the experience is full of life.
Such filmmaking ingenuity would be admirable at any time, but succeeding at this in the summer of 2020 should create a place in the indie pantheon for the independently produced Roaring 20s and its generational team born in the age of the internet. —Frederic Boyer
Elisabeth Vogler is a self-taught director living and working in Paris. Her first film, A French Laundry, is a documentary that premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Her first feature, Paris is Us, is a Netflix Original film.