Not on the Lips (Pas sur la bouche)

Part of Alain Resnais
Sunday, March 6, 2011, 3:00 p.m.

Dir. Alain Resnais. 2003, 115 mins. With Sabine Azéma, Audrey Tautou. Resnais faithfully and playfully adapts a farcical 1925 operetta about a society lady, her industrialist husband, and his new American business partner (among other complications). The fanciful, deliberately theatrical style, with the actors singing in punning verse and making asides to the camera, on lavish sets inspired by early Lubitsch, made the film a critical success in France.

Free with Museum admission.

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Pas Sur La Bouche
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Village Voice Review, 2005