Nov 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8:30 at the IU Fine Arts Theater
Sexual tension simmers on the French Riviera in this late-’60s, Euro-chic erotic thriller. Jane Birkin stars alongside Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, and Maurice Ronet as a quartet of tanned, toned, beautiful people who spend their summer swimming, lounging the pool (la piscine) and trysting with one another amid the crystal-blue waters of the Côte d’Azur. But jealousy and a creeping sense of unease gradually infect their languorous idyll. Director Jacques Deray and co–writer Jean-Claude Carrière deliver a sultry, sun-baked master class in slow-burn suspense.
123 min / In French with English subtitles.
Restored in 4K from the original 35mm negative.
Critic’s Pick! – The New York Times