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André Delvaux

Benvenuta

105' - 1983 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: French
Director: André Delvaux With: Fanny Ardant, Vittorio Gassman, Françoise Fabian
Delvaux's best film to date. Taken from a novel by Suzanne Lilar, it deals with a scriptwriter's visit to a famous novelist living in Ghent. The scriptwriter, François, wants to adapt for the screen a sensational novel written by Jeanne 20 years earlier. She receives him coldly, but as the scriptwriter's mission becomes clearer her defences begin to fall. Benvenuta is a film about passion. A passion which smoulders slowly in the case of the scriptwriter and the novelist. For the two heroes of the novel, Benvenuta and Livio, this passion erupts like a volcano, only to petrify in the ashes of memory. Delvaux finds for this passion a perfect setting: Naples, Etna and the ruins of Pompeii. (Perreault, La Presse - Montréal)

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Credits

Director

André Delvaux

With

Fanny Ardant, Vittorio Gassman, Françoise Fabian

Scenario

André Delvaux, Suzanne Lilar

More information

Dialogue

French

Countries of production

Italy, Belgium, France

Screenplay based on

La Confession Anonyme van Suzanne Lilar

Year

1983

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