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French Film Festival: Pierrot le Fou

Fri, Mar 6 / 9:15 pm
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
1965, France / Italy, 110 min
French, Italian and English with subtitles

In this Jean Luc Godard classic, Ferdinand Griffon a.k.a. “Pierrot” (Jean-Paul Belmondo) wearies of his life and his wife. When Ferdinand falls head over heels in love with the enigmatic Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina) he abandons his family. He discovers, however, that Marianne is not who she seems. Pursued by thugs, they steal a car and embark on a crime spree through the French countryside.

Alliance Française du Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to teaching and promoting French and its diverse culture. For the 6th time, the Alliance Française’s French Film Festival provides an opportunity to see a selection of vibrant new French features. Curated by Damien Ferland and Marie Lemeunier. With the support of the Government of Canada, Government of Québec, and Institut Française.

 

Reviews

...Dazzling Cinemascope cinematography...At best, Pierrot Le Fou is a giddy comic-strip parody of pulpy noirs that elevates goofing around to the level of pop art.
-Nathan Rabin, AV Club
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