Loosely inspired by Proust’s The Prisoner, Akerman’s hypnotic exploration of erotic obsession circles around the relationship between the seemingly pliant Ariane (Sylvie Testud) and the disturbingly jealous Simon (Stanislas Merhar). Directed by the trailblazing filmmaker Chantal Akerman (Je, tu, il, elle; Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles), La Captive is an ingenious assimilation of a rich array of cinematic influences that renews in its own way the genre of melodrama.
18 & 20 July
As part of the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Marcel Proust
Get cheap film tickets with the 25 and Under Scheme at Ciné Lumière
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