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October 29 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm MDT
Part of our Masters: Jacques Rivette series. Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.
Directed by Jacques Rivette | France | 135 mins
The second film in the proposed cycle Scènes de la vie parallèl, Noroît, loosely adapted from the classic Jacobean play The Revenger’s Tragedy (the authorship of which is now widely attributed to Thomas Middleton), reorients the basic schematic of its predecessor Duelle, swapping out a war between celestial goddesses for one between pirate queens. Morag (Geraldine Chaplin) is mourning the death of her brother, responsibility for which she attributes to the power-mad Giulia (Bernadette Lafont), leader of an isolated band of pirates who occupy a remote island castle. Morag vows revenge, enlisting the assistance of Erika (Kika Markham), who operates as a piratic double agent. Various parties become involved in overlapping conspiracies, and a staged piece of amateur theatre, veiled commentary in the manner of Hamlet’s play within a play, sets in motion the final apocalyptic showdown between Morag and Giulia, two larger than life and monomaniacally vengeance-bent matriarchal archetypes with nothing left to lose.
-Written by Jason Wierba
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Community Partner: La Cité des Rocheuses
Since 1996, La Cité des Rocheuses has been promoting cultural enrichment, and intercultural and multidisciplinary dialogue in French in Calgary. La Cité des Rocheuses coordinates and presents numerous cultural, artistic, and educational events for the community and youth of the Calgary region.
In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge that this screening takes place on Moh’kinsstis and the traditional Treaty 7 territory, as well as the oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations, Indigenous and non, who live, work and play, as well as help steward this land, honour and celebrate this territory.
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