With Sylvie Pialat in person
Dir. Maurice Pialat. 1980, 101 mins. 35mm. With Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Guy Marchand, Humbert Balsan. Pialat’s powerful portrait of sexual obsession is, like We Won’t Grow Old Together, a love story without a future, though here the perspective is more closely aligned with that of the female protagonist. Nelly (Huppert) jilts her lover André (Marchand), her match in intellect and social standing, and takes up with a leather-clad blue-collar ruffian, Loulou (Depardieu, beginning a fruitful collaboration with Pialat), with whom she shares an undeniable sexual chemistry and practically nothing else. “Pialat remains one of a handful of filmmakers genuinely interested in and capable of getting inside a woman’s head and projecting her desires onscreen.” —Molly Haskell
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