1980, France, 117m, DCP

Pialat paired nascent icons Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu less than a decade into their respective screen careers, bringing his expertly calibrated attention to socioeconomic and familial concerns in contemporary Paris. Nelly (Huppert) leaves behind her comfortable if constrained middle-class life with husband André (Guy Marchand) to walk on the wild side with bad boy Loulou (Depardieu), with scorchingly erotic results.

In French with English subtitles

A film by Maurice Pialat

One of the most original French films of the period.”

Chicago Reader