You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet!
“Alain Resnais, that enduringly insightful and endlessly compelling nonagenarian, offers us a daring and unorthodox drama that puts filmmakers half his age to shame with its thrilling inventiveness.”—Guardian (UK)
As the title suggests, at age 90 the French New Wave master Alain Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad, Wild Grass) is indeed still full of surprises. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet! gathers a who’s-who of French acting royalty (including Mathieu Amalric, Michel Piccoli, and frequent Resnais muse Sabine Azéma) to portray actors and friends of a late playwright (Denis Podalydès). The characters transform the reading of the playwright’s will into a chance to perform for him one final time and to reflect on a life in the theater. Resnais has been long fascinated by the intersection of life, theater, and cinema, and this latest film serves as a wry and wistful valentine to actors and the art of performance. (115 mins., DCP)