Les Biches (1968)

CLAUDE CHABROL

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

France/Italy, 1968.  Les Films de la Boétie, Alexandra Produzioni Cinematografiche.  Scenario and dialogue by , Claude Chabrol.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

A confident, fashionable woman in 1960s Paris () picks up a beautiful painter and starts an affair with her, only to lose her to a male rival (). This chic drama by Claude Chabrol isn’t particularly energetic or interesting, but it does feature natural dialogue and terrific acting, not to mention bright and beautiful photography. Audran (then Mrs. Chabrol) is striking, and the film’s subject matter must have caused a minor stir of its own during its time. Now it’s downright tame, but not forgettable.

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