OFFscreen Presents: DIVA
Dir. Jean-Jacques Beineix - France, 1981- 123 min.
Sunday, April 6 - 7:00 & 9:30 PM
Jules, a bohemian courier in Paris, is obsessed with two things: opera and the elusive Cynthia, an American soprano who refuses to record her mellifluous voice. Desperate to hear more of her, Jules secretly tapes one of her live performances. But when the tape is switched with a police recording of a white-slavery ring, Jules becomes entangled in a chase stretching throughout Paris's vast, color-saturated landscape. Utilizing the romping stylistics of the French (New) New Wave, Diva is a playful experiment in genre as well as a gripping tale of suspense. "Here is a director taking audacious chances, doing wild and unpredictable things with his camera and actors, just to celebrate moviemaking." (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)
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