Soirée Cinéma: The lovers on the bridge
Friday, March 11, at 7:00pm
In-person, at the Alliance Française
Proof of COVID vaccination & masks required
Free for everybody
Join us for our next Soirée Cinéma event in our library/screening room. Our March 2022 film will be THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE.
(There is no Soirée Cinéma event in Februrary due to COVID).
Please arrive in advance, we start promptly at 7:00pm and don't forget your Covid vaccination card and mask.
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.
📽️About the movie:️
The Lovers on the bridge
Directed by Leos Carax
Starring: Juliette Binoche and Denis Lavant
France 1991, 127 min, Drama. Romance
In French with English subtitles
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.