LE PONT DU NORD
New 35mm print!
- LE PONT DU NORD
- 1981, Jacques Rivette, France, 129 min.
- With Bulle Ogier, Pascale Ogier
"The most alive movie I saw at the New York Film Festival...leaves me with a whole album of indelible images and unnerving emotions."
"One of the year's Ten Best...a loose, funny, largely improvised film in the form of a game.”
—Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
Master of the playful conspiracy, Rivette revisits the terrain of CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING and OUT 1 in this mind-bending meta-thriller. Two women--claustrophobic Marie (Bulle Ogier), just out of prison, and paranoid Baptiste (Pascale Ogier, Bulle’s real-life daughter), under surveillance by a series of men all named Max--meet, bond, and embark on an adventure. Armed with a map that transforms the city into a giant game board, they set out across across the Paris of Feuillade and the Surrealists, a vast labyrinth bathed in daylight and filled with conspiracies within conspiracies. In French with English subtitles. A Film Desk release. New 35mm print. (MR)