Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 108: Wed Apr 20

The Mother and the Whore (Eustache, 1973): Picturehouse Central, 7pm

Considered a crowning achievement of the French New Wave, director Jean Eustache's epic masterpiece won the Grand Prix at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, and remains enviably hard to see. Picturehouse Central welcome Francoise Lebrun to introduce the 35mm screening of this film in person, ahead of the release of Gasper Noe's new film Vortex, in which she stars.

Chicago Reader review:
A major work, not because of its exhausting length (217 minutes) or the audacity, brilliance, and total originality of its language, but because of writer-editor-director Jean Eustache’s breathtaking honesty and accuracy in portraying the sexual and intellectual mores of its era. This 1973 film “explains” Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris, vividly and compellingly dramatizing the confusions, uncertainties, and complexities of thoroughly modern human relationships.
Don Druker 

Here (and above) is an extract.

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