North Bridge (Le Pont du nord)

  • Dir: Jacques Rivette

  • France, 1981, 127 mins, DCP

  • Cast: Bulle Ogier, Pascale Ogier, Pierre Clémenti

Paranoia in Paris as two women meet accidentally but find themselves connected to deeper levels of political intrigue as Rivette maps out the Paris he loves and shows its constant risks at the hands of developers. Games within games – is this conspiracy or madness? Are these women saving Paris with their mystical map or being destroyed by it? Indeed this is a film where one viewing may not be enough – references and clues abound while the city constantly attracts and distracts us. Also notable for Pascale Ogier, who cowrote the movie with her mother (who plays the other female lead), making Baptiste a very modern heroine with martial arts and a motorcycle; Pascale would die three years later at 25.

30/09/2017(Sat): Post-screening talk with William Lau

Package Discount: 30% discount to each purchase of standard tickets of both North Bridge and Wuthering Heights.



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