AIMER, BOIRE ET CHANTER

Alain Resnais

France 108 min min Fiction

Synopsis

When general practitioner Dr. Colin inadvertently tells his wife Kathryn that his patient George Riley does not have more than a few months to live, he doesn’t know that Riley was Kathryn’s first love. Both spouses, who are rehearsing a play with their local amateur theatre company, convince George to join them. It allows George, among other things, to play strong love scenes with Tamara, who is married to Jack, his best friend, a rich businessman and unfaithful husband. A tearful Jack tries to persuade Monica, George’s wife who left him to be with Simeon the farmer, to go back to her husband in order to support him during his last months.

George has a strange seductive power over Monica, Tamara and Kathryn, which highly upsets those men sharing their lives with the three women. Which one will George Riley take on holidays in Tenerife with him?

*Catalan première

Director

Alain Resnais

(Vannes, 1922 – Paris, 2014) One of unorthodox, influential film directors appearing in France in the late 1950s. From 1946 to 1948 he directed several artist portraits on 16 mm and made his first documentary, Night and Fog, in 1955, received the Prix Jean Vigo. Throughout his career, his features frequently made rounds within the festival circuit and earned him numerous awards at Venice Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and Berlinale. For his latest film, Life of Riley, he won the FIPRESCI Award during the 64th edition of Berlinale.

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Alain Resnais

Film information

Int. title: Life of Riley
Director: Alain Resnais
Script: Alain Resnais, Laurent Herbiet, from Alan Ayckbourn's play
Contact: Le Pacte
With: Sabine Azéma, André Dussollier, Michel Vuillermoz, Hippolyte Girardot, Sandrine Kiberlain
Country: France
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Length: 108 min min
Language: French
Subtitles: Spanish | English
Edition: 2015