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New restoration! Film Series : Two by Resnais


Muriel, ou le temps d'un retour

1963, Alain Resnais, France, 116 min.
With Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Baptiste Thierrée

Show Times

  • Fri, Feb 22nd 4:00pm
  • Sat, Feb 23rd 5:15pm

"A spellbinding mosaic of images...his wittiest exploration of the vagaries of memory."-- Tom Milne, Time Out London

Though it did not achieve the notoriety of HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR and LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD, Resnais's subtler and more naturalistic third film is considered by many critics to be his masterpiece. As in HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR, Resnais audaciously parallels private anguish with historical atrocity. Delphine Seyrig plays a Boulogne antique-dealer whose memories are awakened by the arrival of a former lover with his young “niece” in tow; meanwhile, her stepson, recently returned from the Army, struggles with his dark memories of the Algerian war. In French with English subtitles. New 2K DCP digital restoration. (MR)

Saturday double-bill discount!
Buy a ticket at our regular prices for STAVISKY on Feb. 23, and get a ticket for MURIEL at this discounted rate with proof of your original purchase): General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to MURIEL only. Discount available at the box office only.)

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