Based on the true story of a con artist who nearly brought France to financial and political ruin in the 1930s. STAVISKY... is Resnais’s lushest and most opulent production featuring a magnetic central performance by Jean-Paul Belmondo. Resnais elevates the standard biopic into a meditation on the fragility of time and beauty. Jonathan Rosenbaum said “the shimmering, romantic images and rhythms are often spellbinding and haunting.”