Tuesday, December 4, 2018
4pm & 7:30pm
Wine and beer reception after both screenings
Patrice Chéreau proves his reputation as a master director of actors in this landmark of 90s French cinema. He assembles a great cast as the former friends and lovers of a recently deceased painter en route to his funeral in Limoges. Shooting in the cramped conditions of an actual moving train, Chéreau depicts long-simmering resentments and rivalries among the late man’s survivors. In this claustrophobic environment, couples form and come apart as a portrait of the deceased emerges as an evasive, dangerously charming manipulator. Pascal Greggory shines as a journalist who watches his boyfriend fall in love with a mysterious young man.
Dir. Patrice Chéreau, 1998, 122 min
With Pascal Greggory, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Jean-Louis Trintignant
In French with English subtitles