The Captive

Dir. Chantal Akerman (2000). Sylvie Testud plays “Albertine” in Chantal Akerman’s updated gloss on Sweet Cheat Gone, the fifth novel of Proust's Remembrance of Things Past. Steeped in jealousy and masochistic obsession, the material is brilliantly suited to the filmmaker's objective technique. Intractable, object-like, beautifully symmetrical, this is a great negative love story—one long stare into the abyss of the night.
Tue., June 29, 12:30, 4 & 7:30 p.m., 2010

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