The Dreamers

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

“A swooning love letter to Paris, to cinema and to love” – The Guardian. Bernardo Bertolucci, arguably one of the greatest directors of all time, whose emotional, exuberant style graced masterpieces from THE CONFORMIST to LAST TANGO IN PARIS, from his Oscar Best Picture winner THE LAST EMPEROR  to his 5 hour epic, 1900, is more youthful, energetic and cinematically and politically revolutionary than ever in this relatively recent dazzler. “The personal is political” was the litany of the heady days of 1968’s spring in Paris and elsewhere as it felt like everything old and deadly was really about to crumble. While most students take the lead in the May ‘revolution’, a French poet’s twin son Theo and daughter Isabelle enjoy the good life in his grand Paris home. As film buffs they meet and ‘adopt’ modest, conservatively educated California-based student Matthew. With their parents away for a month, they drag him into an orgy of indulgence of all senses, losing all of his and the last of their innocence. A sexual threesome shakes their rapport, yet only the outside reality will break it up. Michael Pitt, Eva Green and Louis Garrel star. In English and in French with English subtitles. NC-17. 2003. 115 Min.