Rosa la rose, fille publique

1986, 92m, 35mm, France

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Screened May 19–21, 2018

A prime example of writer/director Vecchiali’s films plunging into the emotionally confrontational and the sexually frank. Marianne Basler was a César Award nominee for her portrayal of the title character, a Les Halles streetwalker whose even keel with pimp Jean Sorel is upended when she falls for laborer Pierre Cosso, with whom she ponders starting a new life. Vecchiali dedicated this work to, among others, Max Ophüls and Danielle Darrieux.

In French with English subtitles

Print courtesy of the British Film Institute

A film by Paul Vecchiali