La pirate (1984)


With the help of a couple of her oddball friends, a woman takes her former lesbian lover to a hotel to convince her that their affair shouldn’t end. After much shouting and some sex, things complicate when the lover’s husband shows up.

Director: Jacques Doillon.
Stars: Jane Birkin, Maruschka Detmers, Andrew Birkin, Philippe Léotard, Laure Marsac, Michael Stevens, Didier Chambragne, Arsène Altmeyer.

1984 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.


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  1. January 10, 2024

    « Ce film représente une sorte de happening où, à partir de Jane Birkin, Jacques Doillon pousse ses interprètes à des actes de passion contradictoires, des ruses, des empoignades féroces, pour leur faire sortir d’eux-mêmes les personnages de ses fantasmes. »
    Jacques Siclier, 1984.

    Very few films have the raw visceral energy on display in this sublime piece of cinema. It is far too easy to dismiss this work as some kind of soft core porn romp. No. There is a genius to Doillon’s method, and there is true art in the way he films both intimacy. and the way he captures bodies moving in time and space. Doillon shares much with his friend Jacques Rivette. Sincerest thanks for. (In the spirit of Agnes Varda) curating and sharing this film with us..

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