L’Alliance (The Wedding Ring). 1970. France. Directed by Christian de Chalonge. Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Chalonge. With Anna Karina, Carrière, Isabelle Sadoyan. In French; English subtitles. 90 min.
Don’t miss this brilliantly chilling, little-seen Buñuelian fantasy, in which a veterinary surgeon (Jean-Claude Carrière) and a mysterious woman (Anna Karina) enter into an arranged marriage and find themselves pitted against each other and against the menagerie of animals and insects he brings into their bourgeois home.
35mm print courtesy Orange Studio