Film

The Mother and the Whore

Related Exhibition Jeff Wall

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

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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.

Additional Info

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