Online Ciné-Club: Loulou

Online Ciné-Club: Loulou

Monday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Free admission - Donations encouraged
This event takes place online - zoom links will be emailed the morning of the event

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Oh, the cross-cultural appeal of the bad boy... This week we'll be taking a look at a story about an escape from a loveless marriage, featuring two of the biggest stars in the history of French cinema. Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert bring you...

Loulou (1980)

Rent on YouTube, Vudu, or iTunes

A torrid love affair. Leather jackets. Stubborn passion and fickle whims. It's all on display in Maurice Pialat's romantic drama about a bored housewife and the alluring rough-and-tumble dude (named Loulou, of all things) who sweeps her off her feet. But nothing is ever easy where love or lust are involved - charm doesn't live forever and sooner or later it's change or be changed for these two wild lovers caught in a turbulent affair. 

Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert propel Loulou with the intensity of their performances, bringing us a love story that explores every facet of the emotion. Does lust last forever? Does passion pass? Can Depardieu rock the leather better than James Dean? Join us on Monday as we discuss these questions and more at another session of Ciné-Club!



Isn’t it time you caught up on all those French classics you’ve been meaning to watch? If you’re a cinéphilefrancophile, or just looking for some fun conversation in these isolating times, we’ve got you covered.
Each week, we’ll reveal the film up for discussion by Wednesday on our social media and the events page of our website. We’ll also include some context to consider while watching, and some links for where to view it. You’ll have the rest of the week to watch the film independently and then we’ll group up online via Zoom on Monday at 6:30 PM to discuss. BYOB (or W). Sound good?  

For the sake of inclusivity, the discussion will be in English. When you register, we’ll send you a link for accessing the conversation group. Come full of thoughts or just full of ramblings – we’ll take either, or both! 

Discussion will be led by Matthew Jackson, a former AF culture intern. Matthew studied film at the University of Chicago and spends most of his time blathering about movies online.