This sensuous hymn to liberation follows the ups and downs of a young married couple: a barge captain and a country girl. When their domestic quarters prove too confining, it takes first mate ‘Père Jules’ (Michel Simon) to bring them back together. Suffused with fevered, dream-like exoticism and music by Maurice Jaubert, L’Atalante was a major inspiration to Nouvelle Vague directors.
Followed by a discussion with Nick Walker (Rochester Kino Cinema Club)
The film will be screened on a rare 35mm print
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