The film describes the process of literary creation. Part of the plot takes place in the mind of Clive Langham, a celebrated writer who is aware that he is on the point of dying and who, on the eve of his seventy-eighth's birthday, conceives during the night his last novel, where he writes about himself, his memories, with the members of his family representing the principal characters, the ties and divergencies that exist between art and life are revealed Clive Langham's phantasms have given birth to the outline of his novel. But while thinking he was depicting the others, he was in fact revealing certain hidden aspects of his own character.
Presented as part of the DEJA VU: ALAIN RESNAIS RETROSPECTIVE. Other films included were YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET, RESNIAS, BRIEFLY, STAVISKY..., and LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD.
Print provided by Jupiter Films.
Directed by Alain Resnais.
France. 99minutes. 35mm Film.
1977. Color. English.