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WILD GRASS

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 8:30 PM (WH)
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Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 5 PM (WH)
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WILD GRASS

DIRECTOR: Alain Resnais - FRANCE

“Resnais delivers a career-crowning masterpiece with this delightful roundelay, based on Christian Gailly’s novel ‘The Incident,’ about the fate-altering ripples triggered by a seemingly ordinary purse snatching. The purse belongs to Marguerite (Sabine Azéma), a dentist who moonlights as an aviatrix. Its contents are retrieved by Georges (André Dussollier), a married man who soon finds himself infatuated with the purse’s owner, even though he hasn’t actually met her yet. Add in a couple of keystone cops, some dizzying aerial acrobatics, and the glorious camerawork of cinematographer Eric Gautier and you have the recipe for a uniquely playful meditation on coincidence and desire that suggests Resnais, at age 87, is truly in his prime.”—New York Film Festival.

Selected Filmography: Hiroshima mon amour (59), Last Year at Marienbad (61), Muriel (63), Mon oncle d’Amérique (80), Mélo (86), Smoking/No Smoking (93), The Same Old Song (97), Cœurs (06).

Sponsored by TV5MONDE and with support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

104 Minutes    

Interests: Narrative Feature, French Language.

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