Don't Touch The Axe

Sunday 13th April 2:30 PM - Theatre By The Lake
Don't Touch The Axe
Director:Jacques Rivette
Cert:PG Year: 2007 Length:0mins
Country:France/Italy Language:Subtitles
Rivette is 79 but still a pioneer of the nouvelle vague. Here he adapts a Balzac novella set in the early nineteenth century. It's a 'subtle and beautifully mounted' (Philip French, The Observer) account of the pursuit by a nobleman of a married woman, who has hidden from his obsessive pursuit in a Mallorca convent. She is played by a vibrant Jeanne Balibar, opposite Gérard Depardieu's lookalike son Guillaume, and who here is the pursuer and who the pursued? The film’s languid camerawork and careful directorial distance make for a treat.

Thanks to Artificial Eye

Critics

“A nearly impeccable work of art - beautiful, true, profound.”

Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Score

50%
Attendance:36

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