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La Fresque by Ballet Preljocaj Power Center 121 Fletcher Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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New Directors/New Films festival 2019 MoMA 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019 The Walter Reade Theater 165 W. 65th Street New York, NY 10023
Mar 27
French Literary Evening with Arthur Dreyfus Lycée Français De New York 505 East 75th Street Cultural Center auditorium New York, NY 10021 United States

La Religieuse

La Religieuse
Written and directed by:
Jacques Rivette
Year: 1971
Starring: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle
Runtime: 135 minutes
Language: French with English subtitles
Country: France
New 4K Restoration

Paris, 1750s. Forced to take vows, rebellious nun Anna Karina is shunned, tortured, and then exorcised by her austere community; and at last finds relief in a fun-loving, sorority-like convent, where she becomes the latest plaything of Mother Superior Liselotte Pulver (Cagney’s secretary in Wilder’s One, Two, Three). A tour de force for New Wave icon Karina, straight from Rivette’s stage adaptation (produced by Anna’s then-husband Jean-Luc Godard), itself adapted from Denis Diderot’s pre-Revolution novel. Rewritten three times before it was passed by the French censors – only to be banned for over a year by the Minister of Information. 4K DCP restoration. Approx. 135 min.

Opening at Film Forum on January 4; runs daily through January 17, 2019.

Playing in Los Angeles January 18-24, 2019 at Laemmle Theaters.

More information here.