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SCREENING: Pierrot Le Fou by Jean-Luc Godard

  • La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)
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TUESDAY, July 23 at 7:00 P.M.

at La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

FREE ADMISSION

SECURITY RULESEach person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy.

No need to print your ticket, but no one will be admitted without reservation and proper ID.

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

Limited street parking available on Reservoir Road. We encourage you to use taxi, ridesharing or public transportation.


PIERROT LE FOU

By Jean-Luc Godard

1965 - France - 115min.

As part of the film series "Les Femmes Essentielles," the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present a screening of the film Pierrot Le Fou.

Anna Karina left Denmark at age 18 to pursue a modeling career in Paris. She turned down a supporting role in Breathless, but accepted the lead in Godard's second feature, Le Petit Soldat. They married the following year and their cinematic collaboration continued with six more features. When not working with Godard, Karina appeared in a variety of other films, including Visconti's The Stranger, Vadim's La Ronde, and Jacques Rivette's controversial La Religieuse (now back in theatres in a new 4K restoration).

In Pierrot Le Fou, her sixth collaboration with Godard, she plays the femme fatale role to its Godardian extreme: murdering, luring, seducing, abandoning, and playing the damsel-in-distress, all contributing to the unraveling sanity of her partner on-the-run, played with effortless cool by Jean-Paul Belmondo. Prefiguring the entire career of Godard, Pierrot Le Fou is probably one of the most visually exuberant films in the French cinema of the Sixties. 

In French with English subtitles


RSVP HERE

Earlier Event: July 19
Lecture: Bonsai Demonstration
Later Event: July 24
Animezing!: Lu Over the Wall