La Maman et la putain | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Sun 22 May

La Maman et la putain

The Mother and the Whore

217 mins

in French with English subtitles

France | 1973 | col | dir. Jean Eustache, with Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Françoise Lebrun | screened in a 35mm print

Considered by many critics as the crowning achievement of the French New Wave, Jean Eustache’s marathon drama focuses on three twentysomething Parisians in a bizarre love triangle: Alexandre (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is a seemingly unemployed narcissist involved with both a live-in girlfriend (Bernadette Lafont) and a Polish nurse (Françoise Lebrun). Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973.

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