Baxter, Vera Baxter

Baxter, Vera Baxter

Directed by Marguerite Duras • 1977 • France
Starring Delphine Seyrig, Noëlle Châtelet, Claudine Gabay

“Baxter, Vera Baxter.” When she hears the name called out in a bar, a mysterious woman (Delphine Seyrig) finds herself drawn to its owner. During a visit to her sprawling villa, the stranger listens as Vera Baxter (Claudine Gabay) recounts her life—including the shocking secret behind her ineffectual marriage. Adapting her own then-unpublished novel, director Marguerite Duras fashions a mesmerizing, formally radical evocation of one woman’s existential emptiness.

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Baxter, Vera Baxter
  • Baxter, Vera Baxter

    Directed by Marguerite Duras • 1977 • France
    Starring Delphine Seyrig, Noëlle Châtelet, Claudine Gabay

    “Baxter, Vera Baxter.” When she hears the name called out in a bar, a mysterious woman (Delphine Seyrig) finds herself drawn to its owner. During a visit to her sprawling villa, the stranger li...