December 27, 2018
Directed by Marcel Pagnol
Winner, Best Foreign Film, New York Film Critics Circle Awards
(1938, Marcel Pagnol) When his drop-dead gorgeous young wife Ginette Leclerc (the disabled femme fatale of Clouzot’s Le Courbeau) runs off with a young shepherd, middle-aged Provençal village boulanger Raimu (César of Pagnol’s Marseilles Trilogy) goes on strike, refusing to produce another loaf until she comes back. The apotheosis of the great French actor Raimu (“The greatest actor of all time” – Marlene Dietrich; “For me, the greatest actor in history” – Orson Welles), in a film once extolled as the ne plus ultra of European filmmaking – with a risqué theme unimaginable in Hollywood movies at the time – but long unseen in any form. DCP restoration. Approx. 124 min.
Presented with support from the George Fasel Memorial Fund for Classic French Cinema
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