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Mon oncle d'Amérique

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Mon Oncle d'Amérique
Mon oncle d'Amérique
Alain Resnais, 1980

Je t'aime, je t'aime

Alain Resnais, 1968
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 7 PM
Up for a bit of time travel? Mon oncle d’Amérique fetched Resnais a Cannes Grand Jury Prize—and stars an unbelievably fresh-faced Gérard Depardieu—while sci-fi classic Je t’aime je t’aime takes on La Jetée and Solaris for best time-travel film of all time.

Oscar nominee and Cannes Grand Jury Prize–winner Mon oncle d’Amérique interweaves fact and fiction, art and science, and biography and melodrama. Resnais playfully draws those threads together with a tale of three people expecting a sudden, life-changing inheritance from their “American uncle.” With Gérard Depardieu and Nicole Garcia. (125 mins., 35mm)

A foray into science fiction, Je t’aime je t’aime focuses on the first man chosen to test time travel—an experiment that lands the subject in a maze of fractured memories. As critic Raymond Durgnat notes, “With Marker’s La Jetée and Tarkovsky’s Solaris, it constitutes a holy trinity of meditation on the horrors of eternal life.” With Claude Rich, Olga Georges-Picot, and cameo appearances by Resnais collaborators Alain Robbe-Grillet and Jorge Semprun. (91 mins., 35mm)

Je t’aime je t’aime begins at 9:15 PM.

Presented with support from the French Ministry of External Affairs and French Cultural Services, New York.

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