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Thu 11 Aug 6.30pm & Sun 14 Aug 2.30pm
The tranquillity of a group of women who live together in a country house is disturbed by a radio report on two violent crimes and the visit of a travelling salesman (Duras regular Gérard Depardieu’s first major role). Highlighting the duality intrinsic in the women’s insular environment: imprisonment and utopia, repression and violence – the film refigures the mechanics of social class and the performance of symbolic gender roles. Dir. Duras, France, 1972, 1h 23m, Subtitled