Thursday, 21 September
Les Valseuses 1974
Directed by Bertand Blier
In French with English subtitles
This is personally one of my favorite films from French 70s cinema....I think I have seen it about 25 times and I am still looking forward to seeing it again on Thursday! It has the right kind of subversive black humor that makes it totally unique, and it's totally unpredictable and I'm stereotyped. This film is almost 50 years old and it's still as fresh as when it was made, and there's certainly enough sting in it to ruffle a few feathers.
The film is an outrageous, surreal and provocative portrait of two decadent drifters.... Jean-Claude (Gerard Depardieu—in the role that made him famous overnight) and Pierrot (cult star Patrick Dewaere) who aimlessly travel the French countryside in pursuit of petty theft and women. Uninterested in a middle-class life, they have decided to go out and live their lives according to their own code of behavior. They allow real life to determine their fate, not society or governments. But when their abduction of a frigid young beautician (Miou-Miou) becomes frustrating, they find solace in the arms of an ex-convict (the legendary and incandescent Jeanne Moreau). Isabelle Huppert also co-stars in this groundbreaking and controversial debut film from director Bertand Blier that scandalized audiences worldwide. I should also mention that the lively soundtrack is by Django Reinhardt's partner Stéphane Grappelli.
With Miou-Miou, Gerard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Jeanne Moreau and a very young Isabelle Huppert. What a cast! And what a wonderful film....
This will be a high-definition projection.
Date & Time:
- BRAIN SALAD CINEMA
- by donation