Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Sep 9th at 5:00 pm for Beloved at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian F. wearing a knee brace & walking stick in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Catherine Deneuve and her real-life daughter Chiara Mastroianni star in this sexy yet exquisitely romantic musical drama that spans over three decades as it follows a mother and daughter’s misadventures in love. In the ’60s, Madeleine (Ludivine Sagnier) leaves Paris to re-join her Czech husband Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic) in Prague, but his infidelities and the arrival of Russian tanks in the city lead her back to France. Thirty years later we follow the romance of Madeleine’s daughter, Vera (Mastroianni), who falls in love with a musician (Paul Schneider) in London who is incapable of devoting himself to her. Meanwhile in Paris, a re-married Madeleine (now played by Deneuve) has rekindled her love affair with Jaromil (Milos Forman). Full of visual delights, this widescreen homage to Jacques Demy’s musicals is a moving exploration of the changing nature of relationships, with music by Alex Beaupain (Love Songs). Written and directed by Christophe Honore (Love Songs, Dans Paris). (Partially subtitled)