Autour de Jacques Baratier & Sweet and Sour


(Jacques Baratier, 1963).
This fascinating nearly plot-less feature from eccentric Baratier, a director hardly known in America, is a quirky riff on cinema verite, with guest appearances from a dazzling array of European luminaries from the 60s including Simone Signoret, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Monica Vitti, and Roger Vadim. It was shot by the great Henri Decae, cinematographer of The Four Hundred Blows, Plein Soleil and La Ronde. On the same program Autour de Jacques Baratier (Jackie Raynal, 2003), a doc on the director.

Tue., April 21, 12:30, 4 & 7:30 p.m., 2009