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Smoking/No Smoking | Alain Resnais

April 24, 2020

Alain Resnais’s ingenuity as a filmmaker is on full display in his adaptation of one of the British theater’s most complex and rewarding works, Intimate Exchanges. A theatrical octet written between 1982 and 1983 by prolific playwright Alan Ayckbourn, the work is comprised of 31 scenes with over 16 hours of dialogue; it involves 10 characters who are all played by one of two actors, and is divided into eight stories, all of which spin off from the same opening…

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