dir. Alain Resnais, France/Italy, 1974, 35mm, French w/ English subtitles, 120 min
Based on the life of charismatic financier and embezzler Alexandre Stavisky, this period drama finds French New Wave director Alain Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad; je t’aime, je t’aime) delving into the last days of one of the most controversial figures in French history. Lavishly photographed by award winning cinematographer Sacha Vierny, Stavisky captures the decadence of an era and the moral transgressions of the luxury class. Starring the legendary Jean-Paul Belmondo.