Muriel (Muriel ou Le temps d’un retour)

Part of Alain Resnais
Saturday, February 26, 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Imported 35mm print from the French Foreign Ministry

Dir. Alain Resnais. 1963, 115 mins.

With Delphine Seyrig. A widow who lives in her antique shop awaits the arrival of a former lover; her stepson is haunted by the memory of a young girl he tortured and killed during the Algerian war. At once more subtle and emotionally direct than his better known Last Year at Marienbad and Hiroshima, Mon Amour, Resnais’s first color film is one of his best, described by Dave Kehr as “a subtle, precise, and wrenching film.” 

Free with Museum admission.

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