Director: Jacques Rivette
Starring: Bernadette Lafont, Geraldine Chaplin, Babette Lamy
Duration: 145 min.
After her brother is killed by a notorious all-female pirate gang, Morag dedicates her life to bringing the murderers to justice. Soon, she has become an important member of the pirate gang and has begun acquiring the loyalty of key members. Eventually, she makes her move and challenges the leader, a demi-god , known as The Daughter of the Sun.
Noroît is a film directed by Jacques Rivette. It is the second part of his unfinished four-film series depicting celestial goddesses and their battles on Earth. The first film being Duelle (une quarantaine). After completing work on Noroît in 1976, Rivette suffered a breakdown while shooting the third film, a love story titled Histoire de Marie et Julien, so the series was shelved indefinitely. He would eventually complete Histoire de Marie et Julien in 2003 as a ghost story.
With Noroît, Rivette takes his stab at a swashbuckling pirate adventure. Much darker fare than any of his previous work, this also features the best scenery and location out of any of his films, set around a twelfth century fortress on the coast of Brittany. Once again all the music is improvised, this time entirely onscreen by a trio of musicians.