Directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet
With its highly stylized camerawork and fragmented narrative structure, Alain Robbe-Grillet's L'IMMORTELLE is a cinematic arabesque that teases the eye with visual delights, yet sadistically confounds the viewer's expectations. Not dissimilar to Alan Resnais's Last Year at Marienbad, which he had written two years earlier, L'IMMORTELLE involves a Frenchman, traveling in Istanbul, who is fascinated by the city's language, architecture, and exotic culture. He soon becomes entranced by a mysterious woman (FranÇoise Brion) who seems to encourage his attentions but remains, maddeningly, just beyond his reach. His erotic pursuit of her leads him into the criminal underworld... with deadly consequences.
DVD Extras Include:
Newly mastered in HD from the original 35mm elements
In French with optional English subtitles
Interview with Alain Robbe-Grillet (32 min.)
Three trailers for the films of Alain Robbe-Grillet
2014 promo short
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