03.19.2004

New Resnais: PAS SUR LA BOUCHE @ Lincoln Center

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Date/Time: 19/03/2004 12:00 am


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NOT ON THE LIPS / PAS SUR LA BOUCHE
Alain Resnais, 2003; 115m
We’re honored to present the U.S. premiere of the new film of Alain Resnais as part of this year’s Rendez-Vous. One of cinema’s most creative directors, Alain Resnais has focused much of his work over the past twenty years (since Mélo) on exploring the relationship between film and theater; here, Resnais continues his research with an absolutely delightful adaptation to the screen of a 1925 French operetta by André Barde and Maurice Yvain. Gilberte (Sabine Azema) lives a comfortable, contented life in her plush Parisian apartment at the side of her industrialist husband, Georges (Pierre Arditi). Unknown to Georges, Gilberte had in fact been married once before: while traveling in the U.S., she had a whirlwind romance and marriage to an American, Eric Thompson, but they split up within days and the marriage was never recognized by the French consul. Only Gilberte’s unmarried sister, Arlette (Isabelle Nanty), knows the truth. Then one day, Georges comes home and announces he’s about to strike a deal with a fabulously wealthy American named Eric Thompson (Lambert Wilson), who’s on his way to Paris. Resnais and his remarkable cast (which also includes Audrey Tautou and Jalil Lespert) perfectly capture with razor-sharp accuracy the rhythms, gestures, takes and double-takes of the piece; the songs blend brilliantly with the action, and even during the wildest moments the film never loses sight of the emotional issues at stake. Nominated for Césars for Best French Film; Best Director, Alain Resnais; Best Supporting Actor, Darry Cowl; Best Supporting Actress, Isabelle Nanty; Best Music; Best Art Direction; Best Sound; Best Editing; and Best Costume Design.
Fri March 19: 1 & 6:15*; Sat March 20: 9:30*
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NOT ON THE LIPS / PAS SUR LA BOUCHE
Alain Resnais, 2003; 115m
We’re honored to present the U.S. premiere of the new film of Alain Resnais as part of this year’s Rendez-Vous. One of cinema’s most creative directors, Alain Resnais has focused much of his work over the past twenty years (since Mélo) on exploring the relationship between film and theater; here, Resnais continues his research with an absolutely delightful adaptation to the screen of a 1925 French operetta by André Barde and Maurice Yvain. Gilberte (Sabine Azema) lives a comfortable, contented life in her plush Parisian apartment at the side of her industrialist husband, Georges (Pierre Arditi). Unknown to Georges, Gilberte had in fact been married once before: while traveling in the U.S., she had a whirlwind romance and marriage to an American, Eric Thompson, but they split up within days and the marriage was never recognized by the French consul. Only Gilberte’s unmarried sister, Arlette (Isabelle Nanty), knows the truth. Then one day, Georges comes home and announces he’s about to strike a deal with a fabulously wealthy American named Eric Thompson (Lambert Wilson), who’s on his way to Paris. Resnais and his remarkable cast (which also includes Audrey Tautou and Jalil Lespert) perfectly capture with razor-sharp accuracy the rhythms, gestures, takes and double-takes of the piece; the songs blend brilliantly with the action, and even during the wildest moments the film never loses sight of the emotional issues at stake. Nominated for Césars for Best French Film; Best Director, Alain Resnais; Best Supporting Actor, Darry Cowl; Best Supporting Actress, Isabelle Nanty; Best Music; Best Art Direction; Best Sound; Best Editing; and Best Costume Design.
Fri March 19: 1 & 6:15*; Sat March 20: 9:30*

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