FRA | 1975 | 120 mins | dir. Marguerite Duras, with Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale, Mathieu Carrière
Delphine Seyrig plays the bored and promiscuous wife of a French diplomat in Marguerite Duras’s Calcutta based drama, now fully restored to its original glory. Set in the 1930s, the tedium of her existence is relieved when she embarks on a string of affairs, all of which are known but ignored by her husband. From intense connections to brief encounters, Duras creates a world in which the off-screen voice represents the ghostly presence of a time that once was.
The screening will be preceded by a presentation by film curator Federico Rossin on the filmic writing of Marguerite Duras.