FEMALE FRAME: LE BONHEUR
Continuing our Female Frame series, in which we highlight renowned and lesser known female filmmakers and their highly influential films, we are delighted to present the digitally restored re-releases of Larisa Shepitko’s 1977 final film The Ascent and Agnès Varda’s most provocative classic Le Bonheur.
Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse (Claire Drouot), young husband and father François (Jean-Claude Drouot) finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker. One of Agnès Varda’s most provocative films, Le bonheur examines, with a deceptively cheery palette and the spirited strains of Mozart, the ideas of fidelity and happiness in a modern, self-centered world.
Please note that these screenings will feature English subtitles.