Virtually impossible to see over the last four decades, this screening of Jacques Rivette’s magnum opus in its full-length version, the first ever in Ireland, is a remarkable opportunity to finally experience one of the Nouvelle Vague’s most expansive creations.
Out 1: Noli Me Tangere is the cinephile’s holy grail; a 13-hour opus of eight episodic extended sequences of experimental theatre influenced by the work of Balzac (as is the film itself). Each episode is interwoven with the story of a man (Jean-Pierre Leaud), a seemingly deaf-mute who begins to talk, and a woman (Juliet Berto), making a living as a con artist. Their stories evolve to form a pieced-together portrait of life.
As the narrative ebbs and flows, Out 1 offers no certainty or pinnacle, alternatively, Rivette offers an experience unequaled in its cinematic intrigue. Unique and monumental, Out 1 is not to be missed.
Dec 12th, 1pm: 414 minutes + intermissions;
Dec 13th, 1pm: 361 minutes + intermissions.
(France, 1971, Subtitled, Digital)
Note: the screenings on both days will have regular intermissions (15 mins after episode 1, 30 mins after episode 2 (at approx. 4.30pm) and 15 mins after episode 3). A special offer of free soup with any sandwich bought is available and customers can pre-order this, and drinks, at the IFI Café Bar.
Tickets €20 (no concessions, free list suspended). Tickets for individual days or episodes will not be available.
Tickets are available to buy at www.ifi.ie or at the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477.
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council