Film / Women's Day 2021

Betty and Marie

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Marie Trintignant retains a few performative constants as the ground shifts below her feet as the title character in Claude Chabrol’s Betty (1992): a stare that vacillates between the suggestively dim and the piercing, an insatiable whiskey habit, rampant chain smoking, a visage that appears as if it’ll crack into surrender at any given moment, and a Chanel suit as uniform.