San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
TUESDAY, MARCH 11 AT 7PM
At the Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, D.C.
General Admission: $8 - Seniors & Students: $5
Advance paid parking available (must be purchased in advance). Additional parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot.
CYCLE EMANUELLE RIVA: LIBERTÉ, LA NUIT
DRAMA - France - 1984 - 82 mins. - DVD
Director: Philippe Garrel
Starring: Emmanuelle Riva, Maurice Garrel, Christine Boisson
Screened in French
In Paris, during the Algerian war, Jean (Maurice Garrel), an Algerian Liberation Front (FLN) sympathizer, witnesses the murder of Mouche (Emmanuelle Riva), his estranged wife, by members of the Organisation de l'armée secrète (OAS). After a period of deep despair, he meets Gemina (Christine Boisson), a young French-Algerian colonial. Together, they discover true happiness, until the OAS reaches Jean.
"Liberté, la nuit: a title with a comma in the middle for a film divided into two parts. A film in black and white with a dark side and a jovial side. The first part of the title evokes politics, as the story recalls the days of the Algerian War of Independence; the second part represents the mood that hovers over the eminently painful images. There isn’t even a hint of daylight in the freedom of the title. It only lives metaphorically in the darkness and languor of the night." – Senses of Cinema
Cannes International Film Festival – 1984 – Perspectives du Cinéma Award