Image Film/Video
LÉOS CARAX RETROSPECTIVE
THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE
(LES AMANTS DU PONT-NEUF)


FRIDAY,
JUNE 2, 2000,
7 PM

$6 ($4 WALKER MEMBERS)

AUDITORIUM



LÉOS CARAX RETROSPECTIVE
JUNE:   2
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Alex (Denis Lavant), a homeless wino, passes out in the street, and an affluent couple in a luxury car run over his foot. Michele (Juliette Binoche), an artist with deteriorating vision who has run away from her comfortable life, witnesses the incident and sketches his portrait. The two see each other on the Pont-Neuf bridge and later their relationship reaches a crescendo during an ecstatic Bastille Day celebration involving cheap wine, firecrackers, and a joyride down the Seine on a police boat. Carax's remarkable film combines harsh social realities with gleeful romance, at times evoking L'Atalante and City Lights but bursting with its own unforgettably wonderful moments. 1991, France, in French with English subtitles, 126 minutes.