Le Pont du Nord @ Classic French Film Festival
Le Pont du Nord
1982, color, 129 min. New 35mm print
One of Jacques Rivette's most mysterious and mesmerizing films, "Le Pont du Nord" stars Bulle Ogier and her daughter Pascale (who died two years later at the age of 25) in an enigmatic thriller with many similarities to Rivette's classic "Céline and Julie Go Boating." Bulle plays a claustrophobic just released from prison who joins up with the leather-jacketed Pascale, a glum young woman who likes to knife the eyes out of billboard faces and who might be the older woman's angel-protector or her devious nemesis. Equipped with a map of Paris from a stolen briefcase, the duo chase and are chased through the city's parks and monuments on a scary treasure hunt involving secret surveillance, duplicity, and, of course, plenty of Rivettian paranoia.
Intro/discussion by Robert Hunt, former film critic for the Riverfront Times and adjunct professor of film studies at Webster University
Webster University/Moore Auditorium (View)
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
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