Diva (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1981, 35mm)


Location: Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater

(Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1981, 117 min, France, French w/ subtitles, Color, 35mm)

New 35mm re-release.

"For his first feature, Jean-Jacques Beineix borrowed the formal innovations of the French avant-garde—Godard’s colors and conflicting tones, Rivette’s screwball thriller plotting—for a work of unalloyed entertainment, which was such a sharp commercial idea it’s a wonder no one had thought of it before. A young postal messenger who worships an American opera singer makes an illegal tape of one of her recitals; meanwhile, a dying prostitute drops a cassette of her tape-recorded confessions, which will help indict a drug ring, into his mail pouch." — Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

Diva is not only the most purely pleasurable movie to open here this year, but surely one of the finest films to arrive from France in a decade.” — J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

"A visual extravaganza. One of the most persistently entertaining, absorbing and scary thrillers I've seen in a long time. . ." — Roger Ebert

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Contact: Hank Okazaki

Email: hokazak@duke.edu

Sponsor: Duke Cinematic Arts