Springtime with Jacques – Une Chambre en Ville [In-Person Only]
$14 General Admission
$7 NWFF/AF Members
(Jacques Demy, France, 1982, 90 min, in French with English subtitles)
In this later-career film, Demy returns to the full-on musical form of Umbrellas of Cherbourg, but this time with a heavily melodramatic twist. With an operatic score by Michel Colombier, Une Chambre en Ville has equal dashes of Almodóvar and Fassbinder that will caress and break your heart.
Set during a workers’ strike in Nantes, relationships cross and tangle as François, a striking shipyard worker, navigates his own long-term relationship while being accosted by another woman who is unhappy in her marriage (and who also happens to be the daughter of the wealthy woman who he rents his apartment from). As tensions rise for François both personally and at work, it’s uncertain whether things will go his way for much longer.
Though frequently overlooked amongst his other films, certainly at least because of the easy (and frankly unfair) comparison to Umbrellas, Une Chambre en Ville is a striking film that remains as relevant and important as ever.
Images on this page courtesy of Janus Films.
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** Co-presented with Alliance Française Seattle **
AF Seattle members receive the NWFF member discount on tickets for this series: $7 each!
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