- dir. Andrzej Zulawski
- year. 1975
- country. France | Italy | West Germany
- run-time. 109min
- rating. 16
£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)
Doors 7:30PM - Film 8:00PM
Andrzej Zulawski retrospective
That Most Important Thing: Love (1975)
That Most Important Thing: Love (L'important c'est d'aimer) is the first French film directed by Andrzej Zulawski. Based on the popular novel by Christopher Frank "La Nuit américaine", it tells the story of a passionate love affair between Nadine Chevalier (Romy Schneider) a B-List actress, and photographer Servais Mont (Fabio Testi) within the violent and unforgiving context of show business. Their love is not easy for while Nadine is married and remains attached to Jacques (Jacques Dutronc), Servais is in love with her and unwilling to give up. In an attempt to help her, he borrows money from loan sharks to finance the theatrical production of Richard III and give Nadine a part.
Romy Schneider obtained the inaugural César Award for Best Actress for her outstanding role in the film.