Dir. Louis Malle (1958)
Malle’s first international success is largely concerned with the sexual liberation of the bored and neglected wife of a rich publisher, played to the hilt by the young Jeanne Moreau. For the period, the picture was relatively explicit sexually and was banned in a few American towns and had footage excised in others. It contains a good deal of biting satire on the mores of the crumbling French bourgeoisie.
Wed., Jan. 6, 4:15 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 5, 2010