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Le bonheur

Friday, Apr 7 at 7:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Agnès Varda, 1965, 80 mins. DCP. “I imagined a summer peach with its perfect colors,” said Agnès Varda of her stylistic approach to Le bonheur, “but inside, there is a worm.” The film’s bucolic surface contrasts with the tragic drama of a young wife and mother (Claire Drouot) whose husband (Jean-Claude Drouot) falls in love with another woman. “The idea is extraordinary,” said Akerman of one of her favorite films. “One love is worth the same as another, a person can be replaced by another. For me, Le bonheur is the most anti-romantic film there is. I talked about it with Agnès, she doesn’t agree. But it was very daring at the time. Maybe it still is now.” 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.