Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)
Movie: Muriel, or The Time of Return
- Director: Alain Resnais
- Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Krien, Nita Klein, Jean-Baptiste Thirre, Claude Sainval, Laurence Badie, Jean Champion, Jean Dast, Martine Vatel, Julien Verdier, Philippe Laudenbach, Nelly Borgeaud, Catherine de Seynes, Gaston Joly, Grard Lorin
- Release Date: October 09, 1963
- Run Time: 117 min
- Genre: Drama
In the seacoast town of Boulogne, Hlne sells antique furniture, living with her step-son, Bernard, who’s back from military duty in Algiers. An old lover of Hlne’s comes to visit – Alphonse – with his niece Franoise; he too is back from Algiers, where he ran a caf. Bernard speaks of his fiance, Muriel, whom Hlne has not met. The narrative, like memory and intention, is jumpy, the past obscured by guilt, misperceptions, and missed possibilities. Appearances deceive, things change. As Hlne and Alphonse try to sort out a renewal, everyone seems off-kilter just enough to hint that all cannot end well. Can anyone know another?