Soirée Cinéma: Le Magnifique
Date: 12 Nov 2021, 7:00pm - 8:00pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Please join us from 7:00pm on Friday, March 11 in-person for the Alliance Française de Sacramento’s next Soirée Cinéma event in our
library / screening room.
Our March 2022 film is THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE. Proof of COVID vaccination & Masks are required, we start promptly at 7:00pm
We will start with a short presentation about the film, watch the film, and then open it up for a lively guided discussion in English.
Leos Carax’s The Lovers on the Bridge is one of the most spectacularly romantic films of the 1990s. It follows the intense, convulsive
relationship between one-eyed artist Michele (Juliette Binoche) and alcoholic street performer Alex (Denis Lavant). Paris’ oldest bridge,
the Pont Neuf, is their home and their stage as they break up and get back together in increasingly explosive reunions both figurative and
literal, including a jaw-dropping re-creation of the fireworks display that marked the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution.
Originally famous for budget overruns (Carax built an enormous set of the bridge and its environs), The Lovers on the Bridge is now justly
revered as a deliriously entertaining depiction of amour fou.
Click here to watch trailer.