No Rest for the Brave


Film runs Fri, Jan 24 through Wed, Jan 29.

Fri, Jan 24


Sat, Jan 25


Wed, Jan 29


No Rest for the Brave
Pas de repos pour les braves | Alain Guiraudie, 2003
France | Format: 35mm | 107 minutes

Director Alain Guiraudie in person for Q&A on January 24!

Basil (Thomas Suire), a teenager stuck in a listless corner of the French countryside, becomes convinced that he’ll die if he sleeps another night—and so resolves to stay awake forever. A massacre, a cross-generational love affair, a pool-hall dance, a gaggle of gangsters, a spell of identity-swapping: the rest of Guiraudie’s first full-length feature exists in a fragile, perilous space between reality and dream, at once firmly rooted in the flora, fauna and regional slang of working-class rural France and governed by a strange, magical logic all its own. No Rest for the Brave remains one of Guiraudie’s most adventurous attempts to conflate the extraordinary with the everyday.

Series: Alain Guiraudie: King of Escape

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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