Another critically acclaimed film by a director that is not well known to most of us. It is being introduced by the President of Cleveland Institute of Art. Since his expertise is in Film Studies, his talk should help with our understanding of the movie. Hope you can join us. Subtitles, 1953. B&W
Andrew Sarris was the legendary film critic for The Village Voice and The New York Observer whose 1968 tome The American Cinema: Directors and Directions[masked] has been called the most influential American film book of the 20th century. The work introduced France’s auteur theory to America. Sarris, who died in June at age 83, will be remembered on Friday night by Cleveland Institute of Art President Grafton Nunes, who knew him for many years as a teacher, colleague, and friend. After that, Sarris’ all-time favorite film will be shown. Madame de… is an elegant, sensuous, sophisticated drama of adultery set in fin de siècle Paris
7:00PM MOVIE at Cinematheque
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The Earrings of Madame De--synopsis:
In France of the late 19th century, the wife of a wealthy general, the Countess Louise, sells the earrings her husband gave her on their wedding day to pay off debts; she claims to have lost them. Her husband quickly learns of the deceit, which is the beginning of many tragic misunderstandings, all involving the earrings, the general, the countess, & her new lover, the Italian Baron Donati.
9:30PM Dinner/Discussion at L'Albatros---short walk.
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