L’Ennui Screen 1 article



L’Ennui Poster
  • One of the most striking aspects of the film--adapted from La noia, a 1960 novel by Alberto Moravia that I haven't read (also the source for a trashy Bette Davis vehicle, The Empty Canvas)--is the way it confounds its Proustian model of jealousy and sexual paranoia with a dash of healthy common sense. A key line in L'ennui could serve as the ideal riposte to Swann's lament: "Is there any point in knowing the truth?"