Life Is a Bed of Roses (La vie est un roman)

Part of Alain Resnais
Saturday, March 12, 2011, 2:00 p.m.

35mm print from New Yorker Films

Dir. Alain Resnais. 1983, 110 mins. With Vittorio Gassman, Geraldine Chaplin, Fanny Ardant. In one of his most audacious time-hopping experiments, Resnais links stories from three different time periods, all set in the same futuristic château. A rich Utopian builds a refuge, just before the outbreak of World War I; in 1982, the building is a school for intellectuals studying “The education of the imagination;” further in the future, two children turn it into a fantasy world of damsels and dragons.

Free with Museum admission.

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