Who Knows?

  • Dir: Jacques Rivette

  • France/Italy, 2001, 150 mins, 35mm

  • Cast: Jeanne Balibar, Sergio Castellitto, Marianne Basler, Hélène de Fougerolles

At age 73, Rivette reconfirmed his masterful cinema in one of his most radiantly amusing tales about the reality of theatre, and the theatricality of real life. Jeanne Balibar plays Camille, a lead actress in a famous Pirandello play. Having just returned to Paris, she’s compelled to reconnect with her ex-boyfriend Pierre, who’s now living with his new partner, Sonia. Meanwhile, Camille’s director, co-star, and manager/lover Ugo searches for a lost play and ends up falling for a young student, Dominique – whose brother, Arthur, is interested in Sonia and a valuable diamond ring. Rivette skillfully balances between comedy and drama in this circular dance of six characters and three couples, played by an all-star cast.

2001 Cannes Film Festival, In Competition

10/12/2017 (Sun): Post-screening talk with Li Cheuk-to

 

Screening:

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