The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Year Released: 1979
Rating: 1.0

Another gag film by Ruiz, this one has an art collector trying to solve a mystery contained within a series of paintings - to make things easier on the audience, those paintings have been transformed into 3D representations, complete with real people standing very still. Once the novelty of the set-up wears off, you're left with glorious black and white Sacha Vierny cinematography and some John Berger-type art analysis. Some may take to this, but I prefer Alain Resnais-style mind games (a la Last Year at Marienbad).