Switzerland, France – 1977 – Color – 110’ 

Direction: Alain Resnais | Screenplay: David Mercer | Cinematography: Ricardo Aronovich | Editing: Albert Jurgenson | Music: Miklós Rózsa | Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn, John Gielgud, David Warner, Elaine Stritch | Production: Yves Gasser, Klaus Hellwig, Yves Peyrot   

On the eve of his 78th birthday, the ailing, alcoholic writer Clive Langham spends a painful and sleepless night mentally composing and recomposing scenes for a novel in which characters based on his own family are shaped by his fantasies and memories, alongside his caustic commentary on their behavior.

*The film won seven César Awards in 1977, including Best Film and Best Director.