Young literature student, Anne, immerses herself in a theater troupe of bohemians and becomes involved with the producer Gerard, who is staging Shakespeare’s Pericles. But it’s not long before her life falls under the shadow of a devious and powerful—though perhaps nonexistent?—conspiracy.
One of the key inciting films of the French New Wave, Jacques Rivette’s rough-and-ready debut is an enigmatic time-capsule of Left Bank Paris. Centering on a no-budget theatrical production and imbued with conspiratorial anxiety, this quasi-thriller couldn’t be mistaken for the work of anyone else!
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France