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A largely unseen Nouvelle Vague gem, thanks to the French censors who delayed 
its release for two years and then gave it an 18+ rating. And that's not 
because there is any nudity, but quite precisely because there is none: just a 
female protagonist who, despite a cast of horny males, prefers to travel 
unaccompanied and follow the proto-situationist trajectory implied in the 
movie's title. Not only once but twice you'll hear her say she'd rather die 
(than return to her family; than have a husband, kids and a job). What's so 
great about La dérive is that it remains an open film, much less allegorically 
arthouse than À bout de souffle or Cléo de 5 à 7, and, as hinted at above, much 
less explicitly adult than L'éternité pour nous or Ecstasy of the Angels -- 
just to stake out the neighborhood. But of course, 18+ was a death sentence; 
lead actress Jacqueline Vandal would only reappear once, in Trois filles
vers le soleil a.k.a. Erotic Urge, and unlike her male contemporaries, Paula 
Delsol would never make another film. And that's why we don't love cinema.


                                                            pirate cinema berlin
                                                                u kottbusser tor
                                                          sunday may 15, 8:30 pm

                                                                       la dérive
                                       paula delsol, 1964, 109 min, english subs

                                                                  12 seats, rsvp
                                                          first come first serve
                                                       location in separate mail



pirate cinema berlin

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