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New restoration! Film Series : Two by Resnais

Stavisky

1974, Alain Resnais, France, 118 min.
With Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer

Show Times

  • Fri, Feb 22nd 6:15pm
  • Sat, Feb 23rd 3:00pm
  • Sun, Feb 24th 5:30pm
  • Wed, Feb 27th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Feb 28th 8:15pm

"Resnais models his liquid, bittersweet style on Lubitsch, and the shimmering, romantic results are often spellbinding and haunting."--Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

Like Resnais’s LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD, STAVISKY is set amid palatial corridors, where mirages of a much different sort materialize. Belmondo gives one of his best performances in this lush, fact-based period-piece about the Russian-Jewish con artist whose financial chicanery led to the downfall of the French Left in the 1930s. In his next-to-last film, French-born Hollywood star Charles Boyer is tremendously moving as an old-guard aristocrat dazzled by Stavisky's dreams. Screenplay by Jorge Semprún (Z, LA GUERRE EST FINIE). Music by Stephen Sondheim. 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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