Homage to Benoît Jacquot 8 -Emotion and Drama

Four films by Benoît Jacquot. %u2028An homage to the prolific French director copresented by Antitube and Cinémathèque québécoise.

For over thirty years Benoît Jacquot’s narrative-driven films have been a single large canvas for a nuanced portrait of the turbulent surface and murky depths of human emotion. From comedy of manners to opera, the four films give viewers a sense of Jacquot’s impressive range.

September 18 and 19, 2010

6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Musée de la civilisation

Event program

September 18, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Le septième ciel

Le septième ciel

Benoît Jacquot, France, 1997, 90 min., 35 mm.

With Vincent Lindon and Sandrine Kiberlain.

Mathilde’s husband doesn’t notice her nascent kleptomaniac tendencies. But then a hypnosis session turns the dynamic of their relationship—and sex life—upside down

September 18, 2010, 8:30 p.m.


Benoît Jacquot, France/Germany/England/Italy, 2001, 120 min., 35 mm.

Ruggero Raimondi, Angela Gheorgiu.

During the Battle of Marengo, Floria Tosca, famed opera singer and lover of the rich painter Mario Caradossi, a liberal, is seduced by Baron Scarpia, head of the pontifical guards. A film opera adapted from Puccini.

September 19, 2010, 6:30 p.m
Corps et biens

Corps et biens

Benoît Jacquot, France 1986, 100 min., 35 mm.

With Dominique Sanda, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Lambert Wilson.

Mystery, murder, and love lend some heat to this unusual film that throws together a gigolo and a bitter boarding house manager.

September 19, 2010, 8:30 p.m
Villa Amalia

Villa Amalia

Benoît Jacquot, France, 2009, 1 hr. 30 min., 35mm.

Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Hugues Anglade.

Ann decides to leave it all behind when she discovers that Thomas is cheating on her. She abandons her career as a pianist and follows destiny to an Italian villa. Adapted from the novel by Pascal Quignard.

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