Film Series

Saturday, December 29, 2007
The Mother and the Whore

Part of True and False: Jeff Wall on Cinematography

Date + Time

Saturday, December 29, 2007
2:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


1973, 210 min.
Direction: Jean Eustache
Cinematography: Pierre Lhomme

Eustache died young but left us one incomparable classic: The Mother and the Whore, an epic study of sexual politics in the aftermath of the failed French revolution of 1968. Jean-Pierre Léaud plays the troubled intellectual at the center of a love triangle. It is a dramatic, witty, erotic, and emotionally powerful film, and a late masterpiece of the French New Wave. In addition to working with Eustache, cinematographer Lhomme collaborated with Jean-Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, Chris Marker, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, and many others. He received major awards for many films, including Cyrano de Bergerac and Camille Claudel.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general, students, and seniors; free for SFMOMA members or with Museum admission (requires free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

True and False: Jeff Wall on Cinematography is generously supported by the Susan Wildberg Morgenstein Fund.

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