Film Comment Selects 2013

Nights with Theodore

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Feb 22 through Thu, Feb 28.

Fri, Feb 22

6:30pm

Wed, Feb 27

9:30pm

Thu, Feb 28

4:45pm

Nights with Theodore
Sébastien Betbeder, 2012
France | Format: DCP | 67 minutes

U.S. Premiere!

A romantic connection blossoms between two young Parisians during a succession of dreamlike nocturnal visits to a singular, beguiling park. Sébastien Betbeder’s haunting and delicate film is a decidedly sui generis affair that is truly enchanting. Anna meets Theodore at a party, and together they impulsively climb the fence and enter the nearby Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, an unusual and striking hillside public garden in Paris’s 19th arrondissement (if you’ve ever been there, you’ll never forget it). The two part in the morning but find themselves drawn back the following night, and, falling in love under the park’s spell, embark on nightly explorations of its topographic mysteries, gradually discovering that they are not the only ones drawn to this perhaps magical place. Ingeniously, Betbeder annotates his scenario with archival footage and anecdotes (perhaps invented) relating to the park and its history. A very special film that introduces a writer-director of great promise and originality.

Series: Film Comment Selects 2013

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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