Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, August 06, 2010 – Sunday, August 15, 2010

(France/2009—directed by Alain Resnais)
On the fiftieth anniversary of the French New Wave and his groundbreaking debut with Hiroshima Mon Amour, Alain Resnais delivers a career-crowning masterpiece with Wild Grass, a delightful roundelay about the fate-altering ripples triggered by a seemingly ordinary purse snatching. The purse belongs to Marguerite (Sabine Azéma), a dentist who moonlights as an aviatrix. Its contents are retrieved by Georges (André Dussollier), a married man who finds himself infatuated with the purse’s owner, even though he hasn’t met her yet. Add an inept cop (hilariously played by Mathieu Amalric), some dizzying aerial acrobatics, and breathtaking widescreen camerawork, and Wild Grass blossoms into a uniquely playful meditation on coincidence, desire, and the cinema. Opening Night selection, New York Film Festival. (113 min.)
”Glorious and generously pleasurable. A love story steeped in kaleidoscopic color and emotion.” Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Friday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 13 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 14 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 15 at 4:30 p.m.