Click on Showtimes to purchase tickets!

Cinema Abroad

The Mother and the Whore

Clyde Coffee and The Roxy Theater are thrilled to present Cinema Abroad, a series of classic and contemporary foreign films.

After the French New Wave, the sexual revolution, and May ’68 came The Mother and the Whore, the legendary, autobiographical magnum opus by Jean Eustache that captured a disillusioned generation navigating the post-idealism 1970s within the microcosm of a ménage à trois. The aimless, clueless, Parisian pseudo-intellectual Alexandre (Jean-Pierre Léaud) lives with his tempestuous older girlfriend, Marie (Bernadette Lafont), and begins a dalliance with the younger, sexually liberated Veronika (Françoise Lebrun, Eustache’s own former lover), leading to a volatile open relationship marked by everyday emotional violence and subtle but catastrophic shifts in power dynamics. Transmitting his own sex life to the screen with a startling immediacy, Eustache achieves an intimacy so deep it cuts.


New 4K restoration!
Cast: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Bernadette Lafont, Francoise Lebrun
Director: Jean Eustache
Written by: Jean Eustache
Duration: 219 min
Released: 1973
Genre: Drama
Country: France

Cinema Abroad

The Mother and the Whore

The Mother and the Whore