MON ONCLE D'AMERIQUE
MY AMERICAN UNCLE
1980, New World, 125 min, France, Dir: Alain Resnais

One of Alain Resnais’ biggest critical and commercial successes illustrates the radical theories of human behavioral scientist Henri Laborit by comically studying the interwoven stories of a factory manager (Gerard Depardieu), an aspiring actress (Nicole Garcia) and a politician (Roger Pierre). The thoughts and emotions of the fictional characters are magically "mirrored" by clips of three of France’s most famous movie stars - Jean Gabin, Jean Marais and Danielle Darrieux. Wonderfully written by Jean Gruault. In French with English subtitles.


RIO GRANDE
1950, Paramount, 105 min, USA, Dir: John Ford

John Wayne stars as an officer defending settlers against Apaches on the Texas border when his estranged son shows up as a new Army recruit - followed by the boy’s mother (Maureen O’Hara), who wants her son back. The last of director John Ford’s “cavalry trilogy,” RIO GRANDE was the first of five pairings between Wayne and O’Hara (as well as the film debut of Wayne’s son Patrick). Costarring Ben Johnson and Victor McLaglen.


LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD
L'ANNEE DERNIERE A MARIENBAD
1961, Rialto Pictures, 94 min, France, Italy, Dir: Alain Resnais

This classic film traces the elliptical affair between a husband, a wife and her lover. They wander through a baroque castle and a futurist garden where there is no clear distinction between reality and phantasm, past and present. Delphine Seyrig moves like a silent diva through this haunted world of silhouettes, shadows and murmurs. In French with English subtitles.


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