Also retitled Dirty Mary, Nelly Kaplan’s breakthrough film engages in dark and surreal humor, showcasing Bernadette Lafont (The Mother and the Whore et al.) as Marie, a suddenly orphaned young woman who learns to use her village’s hypocrisy to her own advantage—sexually and otherwise. As Kaplan notes, the movie is “the story of a modern-day witch who is not burned by inquisitors; it is she who burns them.” With Michel Constantin (The Inglorious Bastards).
In French with English subtitles.
U.S. premiere engagement of a 50th anniversary 2K restoration.
Post-screening discussion with film critics Amy Taubin and Joan Dupont opening night, including a brand-new video interview with Nelly Kaplan.
“A Very Curious Girl remains an exhilaratingly feminist film that is well worth reviving for a new audience today.” —Laura Mulvey
“Insolence raised to the status of art… the same atmosphere as in the best films of Luis Buñuel.” —Pablo Picasso