Comedy, Drama, Romance

Retro: The Criterion Collection Film Series Presents

L’Atalante

  • Fri, Jun 21
    • 5:10pm - Cinema One
  • Sat, Jun 22
    • 5:10pm - Cinema Two
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In Jean Vigo’s hands, an unassuming tale of conjugal love becomes an achingly romantic reverie of desire and hope. Jean (Jean Dasté), a barge captain, marries Juliette (Dita Parlo), an innocent country girl, and the two climb aboard Jean’s boat, the L’Atalante — otherwise populated by an earthy first mate (Michel Simon) and a multitude of mangy cats — and embark on their new life together. Both a surprisingly erotic idyll and a clear-eyed meditation on love, “L’Atalante,” Vigo’s only feature-length work, is a film like no other.

In French with English subtitles.