Dear Radical Visionaries and fans of French Cinema,
I've just added French auteur Jacques Rivette's latest film to our calendar next Wednesday. I hope you can attend. Read the description below, or visit our group's website for more information: Duchess of Langeais
JohnThe Duchess of Langeais When:
Wed. March 26, 7 pmWhere:
Clay Theater (We meet at the Crepevine beforehand; film starts at 8)Details:
"Antoinette (Jeanne Balibar) is the Duchess of Langeais, a married coquette who frequents the most extravagant balls in 1820s Paris during The Restoration, where hypocrisy and vanity reign. When the handsome general Armand de Montriveau (Guillaume Depardieu) first meets her, he falls instantly in love. Flattered by his attentions, the alluring Antoinette orchestrates a calculating game of seduction, characterized by repeated refusals. When the humiliated Montriveau eventually seeks his revenge, Antoinette's love awakens. But it may well be too late for the star-crossed lovers. (Michel Piccoli and Bulle Ogier co-star.)."