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Va Savoir

Va Savoir

Va Savoir

2001 / 154min / 35mm

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.