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UK PREMIERE L'amour fou (4K Restoration)
Institute of Contemporary Arts
L'amour fou, dir. Jacques Rivette, France 1969, French with English subtitles, 255 min.

L’amour fou is a hypnotic study of tempestuous love, told with director Jacques Rivette’s signature reflexivity and containing striking examinations of performance, art, theatre and life.

Sebastian (Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Weekend) is staging an adaptation of Racine’s tragedy, Andromaque while a film crew captures their rehearsals on handheld 16mm. The production’s star and Sebastian’s girlfriend, Claire (Bulle Ogier, Out 1), cannot take the pressure and removes herself. Life imitates art, creating a tragedy for the couple when Sebastian recasts the role with his ex. 

A classic of the French New Wave and one of Rivette’s most radical works, L’amour fou was unavailable for years, with the original elements tragically burned in a fire. Now meticulously restored, the ICA, in partnership with Radiance Films, is delighted to present the UK Premiere of this new restoration ahead of Radiance Films Blu-Ray release in April.

 
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