Je t’aime, je t’aime

Aug 15 - Aug 17, 2014

(Alain Resnais, France, 1968, 35mm, 91 min)

New 35mm print!

In tribute to the great French auteur, who passed away this year, we present a new 35mm print of his only sci-fi film. As in Chris Marker's La Jetée, in Je t’aime a man is selected to travel back in time. The time machine malfunctions and the man finds himself trapped in his own scattered memory. As he re-lives moments of bliss and tragedy from past relationships, the line between dream and flashback becomes distorted in this cerebral time travel romance. 

It’s intended screening at Cannes was cancelled due to political turmoil in France, and Resnais, (Last Year at Marienbad, Hiroshima Mon Amour) would not make another film for five years.  


"a magnificent film from out of the past. . .It’s no wonder that movies enthrall us! Cinema is a time machine, and, as he has long proved, from “Last Year at Marienbad” to “Muriel” and beyond, Mr. Resnais is its ultimate time traveler." —The New York Times

"one of the pleasures drawn from watching the film is that it activates and fuels our human desire to clear up puzzles and restore order to narrative messes. The great Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky once called cinema the art of sculpting time. With Je T'aime, cinema is the art of scrambling time." —The Stranger

“You can see why Michel Gondry cited this film as a major influence on his and Charlie Kaufman’s sci-fi romance, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, though Resnais’s effects are even more gloriously handmade” —Time Out


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