"It's more whim than drama," declares the director of the play that lies at the heart of Jacques Rivette's charmingly light romantic roundelay, but he could just as well be describing the film itself. The play is Luigi Pirandello's As You Desire Me
, mounted by a touring Italian theater company that's just arrived in Paris. Its star is French actress Camille Renard (Jeanne Balibar), who plays Zara, an amnesiac who might be the runaway bride of an Italian count. And an apt role it is: Camille is returning to Paris three years after she jilted her own fiancé, Pierre (Jacques Bonnaffe), and she's ready to reclaim her life. A big part of that effort involves a...