Love unto Death (L’amour à mort)

Part of Alain Resnais
Saturday, March 19, 2011, 2:30 p.m.

16mm print from the French Foreign Ministry

Dir. Alain Resnais. 1984, 92 mins. With Sabine Azéma, Fanny Ardant, André Dussolier, Jean Dasté. A bold and austere experiment in form and music, Love unto Death is a love story about an archaeologist who has a near-death experience in the film’s first scene. The film, which follows four characters, is composed of 52 discrete sections, with passages of avant-garde music played against a black background between scenes.

Free with Museum admission.

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