september, 2018

12sep8:00 pm10:00 pmFeaturedLe BonheurDIRECTED BY AGNÈS VARDADepot CinemaCountry:United Kingdom

Event Details

The happiness alluded to in the title of Agnès Varda’s 1965 drama of adultery in a working-class Paris suburb stings with whiplash irony. A handsome couple, François and Thérèse (played by the real-life couple Jean-Claude and Claire Drouot), and their two young children (the actors’ own) live a life of old-fashioned sweetness. He’s a cabinetmaker, she’s a dressmaker; their sex life is active, and their social life is heartwarming. But François falls hard for a pert, uninhibited postal clerk (Marie-France Boyer), bringing drastic change to the domestic order. Varda fills her frames with riots of nature and colour, like Bonnard paintings come to life, and with an erotic intimacy to match, choreographing physical passion with unabashed but formally controlled delight. She also brings abstract forces into view with tactile vigor, offering a sensual sociology of family and workplace rituals. Meanwhile, her witty visual allusions to films by her male New Wave contemporaries serve as both tributes and critiques.

Venue is wheelchair accessible, Screening is subtitled (in English), Screening offers free ticket for carers, Screening offers concessionary prices

Time

(Wednesday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST

Location

Depot Cinema

Pinwell Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2JS

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