• La Vie de Marianne

    1997. France. Benoît Jacquot. 90 min.

Sunday, January 27, 2008, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • La Vie de Marianne

    1997. France. Directed by Benoît Jacquot. With Virginie Ledoyen, Melvil Poupaud, Sylvie Milhaud. Jacquot breathes new life into the great eighteenth-century French author Pierre de Marivaux's unfinished romantic novel, a pivotal work in the development of the modern novel and a marvelous investigation of sense and sensibility, the metaphysics of lovemaking, and the vagaries of desire. Marianne, a beautiful woman of undetermined origins, becomes a maid in Paris and is courted by the noble and well-bred Valville. Though an orphan, Marianne receives the protection of Valville's mother, who guides her through the rigid, predatory ancien régime society. Her path from virtue to bitter disillusionment, astonishingly rendered by Ledoyen, is one of the film's many pleasures. In French; English subtitles. 90 min.

In the Film exhibition The Age of Chevalier

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