Love On The Ground DVD

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One of Jacques Rivette's most accessible films - a reflection on theatre and life mixed with playful references to haunted-house thrillers and mysterious-mansion whodunnits. The plot concerns semi-professional actors Emily (Jane Birkin) and Charlotte (Geraldine Chaplin) and their small theatrical troupe who are brought to a famous playwright's (Jean-Pierre Kalfon) ornate decaying mansion to perform a work-in-progress that seems to mirror some unexplained recent events in the author's own life. The play does not have a final act the playwright tells his guests because... the story isn't over yet... [show more]

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Released
25 February 2008
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Bluebell Films 
Classification
Runtime
169 minutes 
Features
PAL 
Barcode
5051083007979 
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One of Jacques Rivette's most accessible films - a reflection on theatre and life, mixed with playful references to haunted-house thrillers and mysterious-mansion whodunnits. The plot concerns semi-professional actors Emily (Jane Birkin) and Charlotte (Geraldine Chaplin) and their small theatrical troupe who are brought to a famous playwright's (Jean-Pierre Kalfon) ornate, decaying mansion to perform a work-in-progress that seems to mirror some unexplained recent events in the author's own life. The play does not have a final act, the playwright tells his guests, because the story isn't over yet...

Life imitates art in this 1980s comedy-mystery, directed by the venerable Jacques Rivette. The plot revolves around a couple of semi-professional actresses, and their small theatrical troupe, who are invited to a famous playwright's mansion to rehearse a play. Things take a turn for the bizarre when events off-stage start to mirror scenes from the play...