Quentin Tarantino : 1970

Three years after receiving the Lumière Award, the cinephile filmmaker sent the festival a selection of films, all from 1970; certain will have introductions during double feature evenings.


Double feature 1

Love Story by Arthur Hiller (1970, 1h39)
Jenny and Oliver come from vastly different backgrounds. When they meet at Harvard, they fall in love. Soon, tragedy strikes... A great melodrama, with Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, to unforgettable music.
Followed by
Deep End by Jerzy Skolimowski (1970, 1h40)
Mike, 15, is hired to work at the municipal baths in a lower-class London neighborhood. There he meets Susan, an older woman, engaged to another man... A beautiful story of apprenticeship in the vibrant atmosphere of swinging London.
Institut Lumière Mon 10 at 7pm 

Double feature 2

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage by Dario Argento (L’uccello dalle piume di cristallo, 1970, 1h32)
An American journalist, passing through Rome, witnesses an assault at an art gallery. He becomes the new target of the mysterious killer... Original screenwriting and graphic power in this first film by Dario Argento.
Followed by
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun
 by Anatole Litvak (1970, 1h45)
A young secretary is asked to bring her boss's car to Paris. She finds herself accidentally on the southern route, but decides to keep on driving... A tense road movie set to the very-seventies music of Michel Legrand.
CNP Terreaux Tue 11 at 7:45pm

Double feature 3

Claire's Knee by Eric Rohmer (1970, 1h45)
Jérôme (Jean-Claude Brialy), 35, spends a few days on holiday at Lake Annecy. He falls in love with the young Claire and her knees... A bright and stylish film, a delicate evocation of seduction and desire.
Followed by
Le Boucher by Claude Chabrol (1970, 1h33)
At a wedding, a school director (Stéphane Audran) meets Popaul (Jean Yanne), the village butcher. Soon, a crime is committed... Two totally opposite people, a perverse game of seduction, a study of the human soul, to which Chabrol holds the secrets.
CNP Terreaux Wed 12 at 7:15pm

Double feature 4

The Kremlin Letter by John Huston (1970, 1h40)
A mysterious letter reveals a pact between the United States and the Soviet Union against China... a thrilling plot and absurdist humor, served by an exceptional cast: Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow, George Sanders, Orson Welles...
Followed by
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes by Billy Wilder (1970, 2h05)
Gabrielle Valladon, a young woman saved from the waters of the Thames, asks Holmes and Watson find her missing husband. Their investigation leads them to the edge of Loch Ness... A marvel of humor and romantic adventure.
CNP Terreaux Fri 14 at 7:45pm 

Other films

Five Easy Pieces by Bob Rafelson (1970, 1h38)
Robert Dupea (Jack Nicholson), a worker on a drilling site, leaves to visit his ailing father. He encounters Catherine, the fiancée of his brother... a deep and tender road movie, a veritable hymn to freedom.
Villa Lumière Tue 11 at 6:45pm 

Beyond the valley of The Dolls by Russ Meyer (1970, 1h49, Int -16 ans)
Three young women, members of a rock band, find themselves mixed up in orgies and drug parties in strange company... A sexy satire on the world of American show business, a blend of music, horror and sex.
Pathé Bellecour Sun 9 at 2:15pm

M.A.S.H by Robert Altman (1970, 1h56)
Korea. In a field hospital, three new doctors (Sutherland, Gould and Skerritt) are determined to turn the camp life upside down... Altman blows apart all the codes of the war movie. 1970 Palme d'Or in Cannes.
Institut Lumière Sat 15 at 10pm | UGC Ciné Cité internationale Sun 16 at 2:30pm 

The Liberation of L.B. Jones by William Wyler (1970, 1h42)
In a small town in Tennessee, L. B. Jones, an African-American manager of a funeral home, wants to divorce his young wife who is cheating on him with a sheriff... A melodrama with a backdrop of racial tensions, the last film by William Wyler.
Institut Lumière Thu 13 at 10:45am 

Drive, he said by Jack Nicholson (1970, 1h35, Prohibited -16)
Hector, a college basketball player, is in a complicated relationship with Olive. His friend Gabriel protests against the Vietnam war... The first film by Jack Nicholson, a daring comedy about the anxieties of a generation.
Comoedia Mon 10 at 4:15pm 

Zabriskie Point by Michelangelo Antonioni (1970, 1h40)
1969. Mark  a revolutionary student wrongly accused of murder, encounters young secretary Daria in the heart of Death Valley... A journey of incredible beauty into the heart of a paradise lost and broken dreams.
Villa Lumière Mon 10 at 5pm

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