Je T'aime, Je T'aime
France, 1968, 94 Minute Running Time
*** Due to scheduling conflict the 35mm print needs to ship out. Monday's screening will be the FINAL screenings. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Recovering after a suicide attempt, Claude Rich (Best Actor, San Sebastian Film Festival) is obviously the perfect guinea pig for a sedulously anonymous corporation’s tentative attempts at time travel — what could go wrong? After all, the mouse came out okay. And maybe, when he goes back a year, he can re-live one particular minute. Resnais’ switch into science fiction continues his theme of time (Hiroshima Mon Amour, Last Year at Marienbad) as Rich’s memories — thanks to the obligatory unaccounted-for glitch — flips back and forth in time in tiny bits and pieces, although returning again and again to a Riviera Beach and to a bed-sitter in Glasgow, sometimes in alternate, and even surreal, versions. A major influence on Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Resnais’ highly experimental attempt to encompass a life totally via non-linear impressionism has never been on DVD in this country.
DIRECTOR: Alain Resnais