Mad Romance: The Films of Leos Carax – THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE – new 35mm print!

The Lovers on the Bridge

Denis Lavant, Carax’s onscreen alter ego, and Juliette Binoche are young vagrants who meet on Paris’s famed Pont Neuf. Alex is a fire-eating street performer and addict. Michèle is a heartbroken painter who is slowly going blind. Carax’s dazzling, delirious chronicle of their “amour fou” is a vivid, visionary, pyrotechnic valentine to Paris—much of it shot on a life-size replica of the Pont Neuf and its environs, built at budget-busting expense in southern France. “Amazing…. Must be seen on the big screen to savour all its mad Caraxian extravagance…. Drawing on everything from the romantic fatalism of forties French cinema to the gaudy excess of Hollywood musicals, LES AMANTS tops each spectacular set-piece with an even showier one.”—Cinematheque Ontario, Toronto. (125 mins.)

New 35mm print courtesy of the Institut Français and Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Special thanks to Florence Almozini, Hannah Loué, Romain Rancurel, and Gilles Delcourt for their assistance.


THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE screens Thursday, May 29 at 7pm and Sunday, June 1 at 4:30pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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