La Chamade | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Sun 30 Mar

La Chamade

Cert. 18

Classics

Heartbeat

103 mins

in French with English subtitles

France | 1968 | col | dir. Alain Cavalier, with Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Roger Van Hool

Alain Cavalier’s elegant and lucid adaptation of Françoise Sagan’s 1966 novel stars Catherine Deneuve in a torrid tangle of desire, denial and deception. The expensively kept girlfriend of a wealthy older man, Lucille is beautiful, bored and blissfully blind to her shallow existence until she meets Antoine. Passionate but poor, Antoine offers a whole new world of experience and kindles Lucille’s smouldering desires. But as the charms of Antoine’s workaday life begin to fade, Lucille must choose between the love of her life and the love of her lifestyle.

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