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London – Ciné Lumière

November 12, 2023 @ 14:00

A profound meditation on time, The Mother and the Whore has been restored in pristine 4K and made visible after years of absence from the screens.

After the French New Wave, the sexual revolution, and May ’68 came The Mother and the Whore, the legendary, autobiographical magnum opus by Jean Eustache that captured a disillusioned generation navigating the 1970s post-idealism within the microcosm of a ménage à trois. The aimless, clueless, Parisian pseudo-intellectual Alexandre (Jean-Pierre Léaud) lives with his tempestuous older girlfriend, Marie (Bernadette Lafont). His dalliance with the younger, sexually liberated Veronika (Françoise Lebrun) leads to a volatile open relationship marked by everyday emotional violence and subtle but catastrophic shifts in power dynamics.

Director: Jean Eustache | 1973 | 219 mins | France
Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Bernadette Lafont, Françoise Lebrun
Screened with English subtitles
Classification: 18

Details

Date:
November 12, 2023
Time:
14:00 - 17:55

Venue

London – Ciné Lumière
17 Queensberry Pl, South Kensington
London,SW7 2DTUnited Kingdom
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Phone
020 7871 3515
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