Around a Small Mountain
Dir: Jacques Rivette
France/Italy, 2009, 84 minsmins, 35mm
Cast: Jane Birkin, Sergio Castellitto
Jacques Rivette’s final film, imbued with wisdom and reflection that come together in the mellow world of a small European travelling circus, where two lonely people meet, learn, touch. Kate (played by the ever fascinating Jane Birkin) had run away from her father’s circus, where her lover – and perhaps love itself – had died years before. The wealthy but aimless Vittorio (Sergio Castellitto) meets her by accident and yet finds himself drawn in by this woman and this world, as he slowly draws her out of the prison she has imposed. Not a mere romance, but a process of exploration and healing between two mature, knowledgeable people, handled with Rivette’s exquisite eye and awareness, 50 years after Paris Belongs to Us .
2009 Venice Film Festival, In Competition
19/1/2018 (Fri): Post-screening talk with Geoffrey Wong
Package Discount: 30% discount to each purchase of standard tickets of both Don’t Touch the Axe and Around a Small Mountain.
- EMP Cinemas iSQUARE (Venue)
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- K11 Art House (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (Venue)
- The Grand Cinema
- Broadway Hollywood
- Cine Moko
- CINE FAN ONLINE
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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