Archive of films You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet / Vous n'avez encore rien vu
France / Germany
2011, 115 min
Before his death, a renowned dramatist arranges to have friends who appeared in his play Eurydice summoned to his residence to participate in his funeral and to see a performance of the play by an avant-garde acting company. Surprises await them, as they also find themselves unwitting participants.
Renowned dramatist Antoine d’Anthac arranges to have friends who appeared in his play Eurydice come together to participate in his funeral and to see a performance of the play by an avant-garde acting company. Do love, life, death, and love after death still have any place on a theater stage? Those who come to fulfill their departed friend’s final wish will have a chance to decide. At almost 90, Alain Resnais has shot another of his surprising movies. Although the picture draws on two plays by Jean Anouilh, the filmmaker isn’t interested in a dialogue between theater and film. His production becomes an opportunity for reflection, for a play between real life and the stage, between the modern and the classic. But it is also a means of referencing his earlier work and the questions that remain unanswered. Perhaps with this film the great French artist is seeking to close his more than 50-year career surrounded by the actors he loves.
About the director
Alain Resnais (b. 1922, Vannes, France), one of the most celebrated directors of the latter half of the 20th century, created motion pictures that markedly shifted the development of film narration. His extensive and diverse filmography reveals a period of interest in social and political statements (Muriel, 1963; The War Is Over, 1966; Far from Vietnam, 1967), but it also contains work that penetrates the inner human depths, the anatomy of a dream, and the human subconscious (Hiroshima mon amour, 1959; Last Year at Marienbad, 1961; Providence, 1976). His later films feature penetrating intellect, sophisticated humor, ironic distance, and a certain dose of the bizarre, combined with the indulgent knowledge of a wise man (Smoking/No Smoking, 1993; Same Old Song, 1997; Not on the Lips, 2003; Private Fears in Public Places, 2006; Wild Grass, 2009).
About the film
|Screenplay:||Laurent Herbiet, Alex Réval|
|Dir. of Photography:||Eric Gautier|
|Editor:||Hervé de Luze|
|Production:||F comme Film|
|Cast:||Sabine Azéma, Pierre Arditi, Anne Consigny, Lambert Wilson|