À NOS AMOURS
- À NOS AMOURS
- (TO OUR LOVES)
- 1983, Maurice Pialat, France, 101 min.
- With Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat
“Painful, beautiful, and discomfiting, À NOS AMOURS remains as startling in its honesty, its unique mix of savagery and delicacy, as it was in 1983. Next to it, most adolescent ‘rite of passage’ films look tame.”
—Molly Haskell, Criterion.com
16-year-old Bonnaire made a spectacular debut playing a 15-year-old who hops noncommittally from bed to bed as her burgeoning sexuality acts as a catalyst for both her own stunted maturity and the implosion of her already dysfunctional family. Director Pialat (who also delivers a superb performance as the heroine’s father) possessed a gift for capturing raw, messy emotions that marked him as one of modern French cinema’s essential mavericks; À NOS AMOURS, a box-office hit and César award-winner for Best Picture, is widely considered his most important film. In French with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)