Loosely inspired by Honoré de Balzac’s La Comédie humaine, Out 1: Noli me tangere is an absorbing, multi-stranded epic involving a quest to uncover a secret society in post-May 1968 Paris.
Constructed as eight feature length episodes which run over almost thirteen hours, it was originally screened just once in its original cut in 1971, with rare subsequent screenings in the ‘90s and ‘00s becoming the stuff of legend in cinema circles.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience this remarkable picture the way it should be seen – beautifully restored on the big screen.
Given the length of the film, please ensure that you arrive by the advertised start time on both days. There will be several breaks during each day.
Schedule for both days:
Day 1, Saturday 28th November
09:00 - Doors open
09:15 - Episodes 1-2 (199 minutes with a 10 minute break in between)
12:45 - Intermission (40 minutes)
13:25 - Episodes 2-4 (215 minutes with a 15 break in between)
17:15 - End of Day 1
Day 2, Sunday 29th November
09:30 - Door open
09:50 - Intro
10:00 - Episodes 5-6 (190 minutes)
13:10 - Intermission (60 minutes)
14:10 - Episodes 7-8 (171 minutes)
17:15 - End of Day 2
The screening coincides with the release of Arrow Films’ The Jacques Rivette Collection on Blu-ray. The much-anticipated set features Out1: Noli me tangere, Out 1: Spectre, Duelle (une quarantaine), Noroit (une vengeance) andMerry-Go-Round, each restored and appearing for the first time on home video in the UK. The set can be pre-ordered here:http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=603