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Le départ

Part of The Cinema of Jerzy Skolimowski
Sunday, June 19, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

Dir. Jerzy Skolimowski. 1967, 93 mins.

35mm print from the Cinematek Belgium. With Jean-Pierre Léaud, Catherine-Isabelle Duport. In some ways a deeper exploration of two characters from Godard’s Masculin Féminin, Le Départ follows Marc (Léaud), who tries to steal a Porsche with the help of his girlfriend, Michèle (Duport), in order to achieve his dream of racing cars. Filmed in Belgium, this is Skolimowsi’s first cinematic foray out of Poland and his closest in spirit to the French New Wave.

Free with Museum admission.

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