Movies Houstonians Love: Je vous aime (I Love You All)

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston continues its showcase of films selected by local residents with Movies Houstonians Love: Michael Zilkha presents Je vous aime (“I Love You All”). This season marks a decade of notable individuals from throughout the community presenting a favorite film; Zilkha is co-chair of the MFAH Film Committee. Now legendary, the once-controversial film is built around the sordid love life of Alice, a career woman who struggles with commitment and monogamy. Alice eschews societal norms and finds herself much more comfortable in trysts and one-night stands. She invites four of those past men to reminisce on their time together on New Year’s Eve.

Je vous aime is every bit as enchanting as it was when it was first released, challenging mainstream beliefs on everything from attraction to monogamy and the sustainability of commitment. The cast of this contemporary romance is one that any director would kill for. Catherine Deneuve shines as the lovelorn Alice, and Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Serge Gainsbourg only help the film shine further, even through the grit. Renowned French director Claude Berri cast his spell over Je vous aime, layering incredible music — some of which is performed by the actors themselves — into the vibrant tale.

7 p.m. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713‑639‑7515 or visit mfah.org. $9.
Mon., Oct. 6, 7 p.m., 2014

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Angelica Leicht
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