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The Dirty Stories of Jean Eustache


Gene Siskel Film Center and Janus Films present “The Dirty Stories of Jean Eustache,” a 12-film retrospective of the director’s work, from July 7–13

The Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State Street
Chicago, US 60601

July 7 - 13, 2023


Twenty-five years after they presented a Eustache series, the Gene Siskel Film Center proudly welcome his work back to their screens in this 12-film retrospective, which includes the new 4K restoration of his 1973 masterwork—the momentous THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE.

Described by director Oliver Assayas as a “provincial cousin” of the French New Wave, Jean Eustache (1938–1981) was a key figure in the evolution of that movement, and his films—authentic, passionate, and personal—both capture and broaden the spirit of “La Nouvelle Vague”. Though Eustache may lack the name recognition that Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, and Agnès Varda enjoyed, his impact is no less influential, with Pedro Costa, Claire Denis, Hong Sangsoo, and Jim Jarmusch all acknowledging his work as a source of inspiration. 

Twenty-five years after a Eustache series was presented at the Gene Siskel Film Center, his work is proudly welcomed back to the Film center screens in this 12-film retrospectivewhich includes the new 4K restoration of his 1973 masterwork—the momentous THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE, immediately following its North American premiere in New York.

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