"The Mother and the Whore"
Directed by Jean Eustache
Epic in length but
intimate in scale, Jean Eustache's best-known work epitomizes the narrative and cinematic
liberty of the French New Wave. Jean-Pierre Leaud stars as a man torn between an older
woman who cares for and supports him and the young, promiscuous nurse he sees on the side.
An often funny and intricately detailed portrayal of sexual insecurities, and a reminder
of the great talent Eustache demonstrated during his tragically short career. Winner of
the Grand Jury Prize and International Critics Prize at Cannes. French with English