Marcel Pagnol’s THE BAKER’S WIFE

Film Forum, The Baker's Wife 

December 21 - 27, 2018

Directed by Marcel Pagnol
Starring Raimu
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.

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