Previously Played

FOUR NIGHTS OF A DREAMER

  • 7:00*
  • 8:40
  • *7:00 show is sold out

$7 Member  $12.50 Regular

NEW 35mm PRINT!

(1971) On the Pont Neuf, Guillaume des Forêts befriends Isabelle Weingarten, potentially suicidal over the non-appearance of her lover, then over the next four nights, desperately falls for her himself — what if that lover shows up? Third filming (following Visconti’s) of Dostoevsky’s White Nights, with memorable nocturnal image of a lighted excursion boat floating down the Seine. This new print was supervised by DP Pierre Lhomme (Army of Shadows).
 

REVIEWS

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“The transformation of Paris at night into a dream landscape pulsing with electric mystery is reminiscent of Minnelli, although the economy of expression is clearly Bresson’s. A very beautiful and essential film.”
– Dave Kehr

"Time and again, it is shockingly beautiful, and I can think of nothing in recent films so ravishing as his strange romantic vision of the city, the river, the softly lighted tourist boats in the night."
– Roger Greenspun, The New York Times

"Updates the Dostoevsky story with sensuality, absurdity and a complex vision of contemporary loneliness."
– Kristin M. Jones, The Wall Street Journal

"The hallucinatory light and color of Paris at night act as both mirror and landscape for the couple's fragile relationship. Shot through with a mystical, almost frosty compassion."
– Time Out (London)