LULU ON THE BRIDGE, CARNET ROUGE, THE INNER LIFE OF MARTIN FROST
LULU ON THE BRIDGE
directed by Paul Auster, 1998, with Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino, Lou Reed, Vanessa Redgrave and Willem Dafoe (103 minutes).
It is widely believed that, when a person is on the point of dying, his entire life flashes before his eyes. Perhaps in that fraction of a second, we are given a second chance: this idea is the basis for a melancholy tale – the story of Izzy, a successful jazz saxophone player – which turns into a great love story but, at the same time, a “metaphysical thriller”.
CARNET ROUGE (THE RED NOTEBOOK)
directed by Mathieu Simonet, 2004, with Toinette Laquière, Yaan Claassen and Jean-Yves Chatelais, film in original French with Italian subtitles (14 minutes).
A film freely adapted from Paul Auster’s novel The Red Notebook, in which the main character records all the incredible coincidences that occur in the lives of numerous people. In Mathieu Simonet’s adaptation, a woman begins to look for the “red notebook”, a strange book she hears about on the radio and which is to change her life dramatically.
THE INNER LIFE OF MARTIN FROST
directed by Paul Auster, 2007, with David Thewlis, Irène Jacob, Marc Imperioli and Sophie Auster, film in original English with Italian subtitles (87 minutes).
FIRST SCREENING IN ITALY
Martin Frost, having just published his latest novel, decides to spend some time in the country in order to rest.
Awakening at dawn on his first morning in the house, Martin discovers that he is sharing his bed with a stunningly beautiful woman. Martin becomes increasingly fascinated by the mysterious visitor’s radiant beauty and acute intelligence – eventually falling deeply in love with her. Could this woman who possesses an uncanny knowledge of Martin’s life and work perhaps be the muse who will inspire his greatest work? But who exactly is this mysterious creature who knows so much about his life and his work?
Wednesday 1 April, 18:15
Foyer, Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi
Pordenone - Via Roma, 2