Mississippi Mermaid

Friday, June 5 - Sunday, June 7, 2015

35mm print

“Francois Truffaut stepped out of his autobiographical comfort zone for this 1969 film, a romantic thriller set on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean and based on the novel ‘Waltz into Darkness’ by Cornell Woolrich (writing under his William Irish pseudonym). Jean-Paul Belmondo is a tobacco planter who writes away for a mail-order bride; when Catherine Deneuve shows up at his doorstep, things seem a bit too good to be true, and so they are. (MISSISSIPPI MERMAID) returns, ripe for re-evaluation.” – Dave Kehr, The New York Times, 2009

  • Country France
  • Language French
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1969
  • Director Francois Truffaut

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