Anne and Muriel
+ intro by actor Kika Markham
Les Deux Anglaises et le continent
Truffaut’s delicate account of a young Frenchman’s encounter with two English sisters in the early 1900s.
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Kika Markham, Stacey Tendeter, Sylvia Marriott, Philippe Léotard
France 1971. 130min
Adapting another partly autobiographical novel by Henri-Pierre Roché (Jules et Jim), Truffaut adopts a detached, delicate tone in treating the troubled ménage-à-trois that develops between a young French writer (Léaud) and two English sisters in the early 1900s. A subtle, poignant, incisive study of feelings about feelings, where desire is frequently overridden by a determination not to hurt others.
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