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Reprise

Reprise

Reprise

1996 / 192min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: HERVé LE ROUX

In the summer of ’68, as France returned to a normalcy that for many was a death sentence, film students captured the reactions of workers at the end of a strike at a factory in Saint-Ouen, among them an inconsolably angry young woman howling her refusal to return to work. Twenty-eight years later, filmmaker Le Roux embarked on an epic search to discover what had happened to this unreconciled woman, one face in the crowd of hundreds, upon whose image the director begins to lovingly fixate over the course of an exhaustive hunt that reveals much of France in the mid- 90s. A monumental work.

Print courtesy of the Institut Français, thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

Reprise is screening as part of the May '68: The Struggle Continues series.