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Two by Raśl Ruiz! Film Classics in 35mm!

THREE CROWNS OF A SAILOR

LES TROIS COURONNES DU MATELOT
France | 1983 | Raśl Ruiz

THREE CROWNS OF A SAILOR

The late Chilean/French filmmaker Raúl Ruiz (1941-2011) was one of the most imaginative and prolific directors in the modern cinema. Although most of Ruiz’s 100+ features are virtually impossible to see in the U.S., tonight and next Saturday you have a chance to see two of his greatest works in rare (and essential) 35mm prints. (Both were plucked from the 16-film Ruiz retrospective presented late last year by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.) Three Crowns of a Sailor is a baroque, Wellesian noir in which a student who has committed a murder meets a drunken sailor willing to give him safe passage on his vessel. The mariner demands a payment of three Danish crowns, but also requires that the student spend the night before their departure listening to his life story. What follows is a series of dreamy, fantastic tales—tales of exotic ports of call, of bandits and brothels, of ghost ships. “In the tradition of Cocteau, Fellini, Tarkovsky; open your eyes and your mind to it.” –Time Out Film Guide. Subtitles. Color print from the Institut Français. 117 min.

Special admission $12; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $9; no passes, twofers, or radio winners. Thanks to Nathanaël Arnould, L’Institut National de l’Audiovisuel; Amélie Garin-Davet, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York; Laurence Geannopulos, Consulat Général de France, Chicago ; and Dan Sullivan, Film Society of Lincoln Center. This program supported by the Charles Lang Bergengren Memorial Film Fund.

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