Rebecca Miller’s Adventures in Moviegoing

Rebecca Miller’s Adventures in Moviegoing

9 Episodes

The filmmaker and novelist shares stories of discovering movies with her artistically adventurous parents and explores her taste for emotionally gripping films that push the boundaries of realism.

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Rebecca Miller’s Adventures in Moviegoing
  • Rebecca Miller in Conversation

    Episode 1

    The author and filmmaker on a lifetime of moviegoing

  • Rebecca Miller on CHILDREN OF PARADISE

    Episode 2

  • Children of Paradise

    Episode 3

    Directed by Marcel Carné • 1945 • France
    Starring Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur

    Poetic realism reached sublime heights with CHILDREN OF PARADISE, widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time. This nimble depiction of nineteenth-century Paris’s theatrical demimon...

  • Rebecca Miller on LE NOTTI BIANCHE

    Episode 4

  • Le notti bianche

    Episode 5

    Directed by Luchino Visconti • 1957 • Italy
    Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Maria Schell

    Marcello Mastroianni, as a lonely city transplant, and Maria Schell, as a sheltered girl haunted by a lover’s promise, meet by chance on a canal bridge and begin a tentative romance that quickly entangles the...

  • Rebecca Miller on DIVORCE ITALIAN STYLE

    Episode 6

  • Divorce Italian Style

    Episode 7

    Directed by Pietro Germi • 1961 • Italy
    Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Stefania Sandrelli, Daniela Rocca

    Baron Ferdinando Cefalù (Marcello Mastroianni) longs to marry his nubile young cousin Angela (Stefania Sandrelli), but one obstacle stands in his way: his fatuous and fawning wife, Rosalia (D...

  • Rebecca Miller on VAGABOND

    Episode 8

  • Vagabond

    Episode 9

    Directed by Agnès Varda • 1985 • France
    Starring Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss

    Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of VAGABOND. Agnès Varda pieces together Mona’s sto...