Trailerama: 36 Vues du Pic Saint-Loup (Around a Small Mountain)

As usual, performance is at the center of Jacques Rivette’s latest film. The aging nouvelle vague master tells the story of a motorist (Sergio Castellitto) who picks up a circus performer (played by Melody Nelson herself, Jane Birkin) and discovers the appeal of sawdust and tinsel. Rivette’s mise en scene, of course, is clear-eyed in its austerity.

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