Director: Jacques Rivette
Based on Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights Jacques Rivette sets a drama laced with hatred, love, revenge and depravity. Although Catherine is in love with Roch, a foundling brought up by adoptive parents, she chooses to marry Olivier while Roch is away. When Roch returns his hatred is as strong as his love for Catherine. To get revenge on Catherine's brother, whom he has always hated, and on Olivier, his rival, he decides to turn the brother into an alcoholic and to seduce Olivier's sister, a scheme which culminates in a bloody battle, shattering childhood memories and leaving Catherine dead.
Montreal Film Festival Program