DIRECTOR: JACQUES RIVETTE
CAST: JEANNE BALIBAR, HéLèNE DE FOUGEROLLES
Introduced by Jeanne Balibar
A theater group’s production of a Pirandello play is the center of a chaotic roundelay of shifting romantic allegiances and misunderstandings involving six characters on the hunt for an 18th century manuscript—a typically playful Rivettian premise, which is as much a game as a plot, allowing a privileged glimpse into the process of performers in preparation. Balibar is lead actress Camille, seesawing between her lover/director and her now-married ex-, and her bemused, buoyant performance sets the tone of this purely effervescent piece of work.