SOLD OUT – Jules and Jim
Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, Jules and Jim charts, over twenty-five years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession. The legendary François Truffaut directs, and Jeanne Moreau stars as the alluring and willful Catherine, whose enigmatic smile and passionate nature lure Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre) into one of cinema’s most captivating romantic triangles. An exuberant and poignant meditation on freedom, loyalty, and the fortitude of love, Jules and Jim was a worldwide smash in 1962 and remains every bit as audacious and entrancing today.
“A rocking chair has a rhythm of its own; so does Jules and Jim. More than 40 years old, François Truffaut’s whirling dervish remains an ageless beauty. The film appears to us as like a specter, with a sensibility about cinematic language and sexual relations rarely seen today. A better title for this benchmark of the French New Wave might have been Breathless—an apt descriptor for the film’s lyrical visual flair and whirlpool of emotions.” – Village Voice
“A deceptively lyrical, yet understatedly complex nouvelle vague film on love and friendship… Jules and Jim is a deeply profound film about the devastating consequences of indecision on three people… and a nation.” – Sense of Cinema
“That eternal theme of melodrama—the love too fine to last—given intelligent and sensitive treatment by Francois Truffaut… With this 1961 film Truffaut comes closest to the spirit and sublimity of his mentor, Jean Renoir, and the result is a masterpiece of the New Wave.” – Reader
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