Out 1: Spectre

  • Dir: Jacques Rivette

  • France, 1972, French, 253min, DCP

  • Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Juliet Berto, Hermine Karagheuz

Rivette’s legendary thirteen-hour film serial Out 1: Noli Me Tangere was relatively swiftly composed from over thirty hours of footage; his shortened version, Out 1: Spectre, took almost a year to edit. While the overall premise still revolves around an ensemble of characters spurred into play by a complicit conspiracy – some characters are involved in theatre, some are playing versions of others in offstage life, and others are part of a secret group whose alleged dangerous existence is hinted via its cryptic messages – Rivette arguably pushed the boundaries of truth even further in Spectre , subverting narrative conventions with challenging pairings, invented/imagined outcomes, and meandering pathways most akin to the most rewarding manifestations of, as film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum relates it to, free jazz.

Package Discount: 30% discount to each purchase of standard tickets of both Out 1: Spectre and La Belle
Noiseuse: Divertimento.

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

3. While it is the HKIFF’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, HKIFF will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.