Introduced by Joëlle Vitiello, professor of French and Francophone Studies, Macalester College
In Duras’ typically minimalist style, this conversation in a dark room between Elle (Duras) and Lui (Gérard Depardieu) is interspersed with images of life on the highway. The dialogue creates a seamless juxtaposition of images, and the sparse lyrical plot alludes to the journey of life that we all share. 1977, 35mm, 80 minutes. Preceded by Césarée; 1979, 35mm, 11 minutes. Both in French with English subtitles.