Dir. Jacques Rivette (1969).
The ultimate break-up film, L’amour fou is a convulsive, verité style fiction in which a director and his actress wife (the great Bulle Ogiers) spend 4½ hours un-, re- and de-coupling.
Martin Luther King told of his growing nightmares and his enduring dreams in the rolling, hypnotic cadences of the rural preacher. But it was the humane, incorruptible mystique of the man that won the crowd, his crescendo phrases winning affirmations of “amen” and “Say it, brother” again and again.