THE STORY OF ADELE H. 1975
(L'Histoire d'Adèle H.)
Directed by François Truffaut
In French with English subtitles
Based on the true story of Adèle Hugo, the daughter of the famous writer Victor Hugo, and starring a young Isabelle Adjani, this brisk and delirious flick charts the title character's downfall after she has a fatal affair with a young military officer. The story starts off in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1863, when British soldiers were stationed there because of the American Civil War. Adèle has fallen passionately in love, and while her obsession grows and grows, the man who is the object of her desire doesn't want anything to do with her at all. The film pretty much follows Adèle Hugo's own diaries, and meticulously follows her descent.
Isabelle Adjani was only nineteen years old when she delivered this riveting performance, and it was the role that made her instantly famous. Opposite her is Bruce Robinson (director of Withnail and I) as the object of her desperate obsession. It was a beloved project for Truffaut who had been working on it for seven years, and he filmed it on location in Guernsey and Senegal. The cinematography is sublime (photographed by Néstor Almendros), and the direction is light, counter-balancing the dark subject matter. Simple, mesmerizing, staggering.
This will be a high-definition screening.
DATUM EN TIJD Donderdag 6 juli | Aanvang 20.30 uur | Zaal open 20.00 uur | Entree € 3,00 | Vrienden van Huis De Pinto gratisbestel kaartjes