Sun 18 - Tue 20 Jul

La Captive

118 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 2000 | dir. Chantal Akerman, with Stanislas Merhar, Sylvie Testud | new digital 2K restoration

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

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