L’IMPORTANT C’EST D’AIMER
| 1977 – 109′ – Classic – Romance, Drama –
Co-Written by Andrzej Zulowski & Christopher Frank.
Directed by Andrzej Zulowski.
Starring Romy Schneider, Fabio Testi, Jacques Dutronc, Claude Dauphin, Michel Robin, Klaus Kinski.
Winner César Award for Best Actress (Romy Schneider).
In French with English subtitles.
A Film Movement Release.|
Forced to earn a living by accepting demeaning roles negotiated by her erratic husband, Nadine Chevalier (Romy Schneider) encounters tabloid photographer Servais Mont (Fabio Testi) on the set of her latest film, a cheap soft-core movie. Desperate to win her affections, Servais secretly uses money borrowed from a shady associate to bankroll her next project, a production of Richard III with Nadine starring opposite the maniacal German thespian Karl-Heinz Zimmer (Klaus Kinski).Nadine is torn apart between Servais, for whom she is falling in love, and her husband Jacques, to whom she has moral obligations.
Romy Schneider delivers a César Award-winning performance as a down-on-her-luck actress in L’IMPORTANT C’EST D’AIMER (THAT MOST IMPORTANT THING: LOVE), Andrzej Żuławski’s “passionate portrait of the dignity – and the indignities – of an actor’s work” (Film Comment).