Beyond the Ingénue

© Triumph / Courtesy Photofest À Nos Amours (1983)

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Tue., Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Tue., Sept. 20, 4 p.m., Tue., Sept. 27, 4 & 7:30 p.m., Tue., Oct. 4, 4 & 7:30 p.m., Tue., Oct. 11, 4 & 7:30 p.m., Tue., Oct. 18, 4 & 7:30 p.m. and Tue., Oct. 25, 4 & 7:30 p.m. 2016
free–$14

Location Info:

French Institute Alliance Francaise
22 E. 60th St.
New York, NY  10022
212-355-6100
FIAF's Tuesday-night "Beyond the Ingénue" series sometimes goes too far beyond the ingénue for comfort, especially with Maurice Pialat's unruly, brilliant À Nos Amours (1983), an ever-shifting account, based on the life of screenwriter Arlette Langmann, of the painful early adulthood of the anhedonic Suzanne (Sandrine Bonnaire, in her star-making debut). The series is advertised as featuring "young women who take charge of their destinies," though Pialat's heroine remains at the mercy of her self-defeating impulses, and the women in Jacques Rozier's pleasing but shambling Adieu Philippine (1962) are figures in a testosterone-charged landscape. Other highlights include Pauline at the Beach (1983), Éric Rohmer's first experiment with farce structure; Céline Sciamma's promising debut, Water Lilies (2007); Claire Denis's much-acclaimed, hour-long U.S. Go Home (1995); and The King's Daughters (2000), by Patricia Mazuy, whose infrequent stateside screenings hint at a talent to be explored.

"Beyond the Ingénue" runs through October 25 at FIAF. Click here for the screening schedule.
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