Description

Written and Directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1962

With its highly stylized camerawork and fragmented narrative structure, Alain Robbe-Grillet’s L’Immortelle is a cinematic arabesque that teases the eye with visual delights, yet sadistically confounds the viewer’s expectations. Not dissimilar to Alan Resnais’s film Last Year at Marienbad, which he had written two year’s earlier, L’Immortelle involves a Frenchman, travelling in Instanbul, who is fascinated by the city’s language, architecture, and exotic culture.

He soon becomes entranced by a mysterious woman (Françoise Brion) who seems to encourage his attentions but remains, maddeningly, just beyond his reach. His erotic pursuit of her leads him into the criminal underworld… with deadly consequences.

Extras

  • Interview with Alain Robbe-Grillet (32 minutes)
  • Three trailers for the films of Alain Robbe-Grillet
  • 2014 promo short

Film Details

  • French Soundtrack with optional English subtitles and English dubbed version
  • Cast: Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Guido Celano, Sezer Sezin, Catherine Robbe-Grillet