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Paris Belongs to Us (1961)

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A young literature student befriends a loose-knit group of twentysomethings in Paris, united by the apparent suicide of an acquaintance.

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Part of our Masters: Jacques Rivette series.

Directed by Jacques Rivette | France | 141 mins

Paris Belongs to Us (1961), Rivette’s debut feature, begins with a key piece of puckish counterpoint in the form of an epigraph from Charles Péguy: “Paris belongs to no one.” A long and winding tale of theatre, conspiracy, and the Sphinx-like city of Paris herself, the story primarily follows Anne Goupil (Betty Schneider), a new arrival to the city who, having innocently attended a conspicuously solemn party, becomes involved with a vast network of people various degrees of shady who may or may not have something to do with what may or may not have been the suicide of somebody named Juan. Anne subsequently meets up with an old friend from the provinces (noted New Wave mainstay Jean-Claude Brialy) who conscripts her into a bare-bones experimental production of Shakespeare’s not-especially-popular Pericles, Prince of Tyre, sinister forces continuing their shadow show on the periphery. Is there an actual conspiracy? The body count would appear to be rising, but, in the words of critic and essayist Luc Sante, “you will not arrive at a decipherable code.” As for Anne: she at least appears to have a future.

-Written by Jason Wierba

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